Mr. Javan Phillips Parks, 91, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his home. The funeral will be held at 2pm on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 4455 Hoodtown Rd, Sharon, SC with Rev. David G. Brannen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Parks was a son of the late Alva Springs Parks, Sr. and the late Docia Phillips Parks. He was a US Army veteran and a member of the Army National Guard with a combined 33 years of service. He was the oldest living member of the American Legion with 72 years of membership. He was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing with 46 years of service and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for over 40 years. He enjoyed photography and flying planes. He was the loving and faithful husband for 59 years of Nora McSwain Parks. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Steven Parks, Sr. and Alva Springs Parks, Jr. The family will receive friends from 3-4:30pm on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Rd, Rock Hill and other times at the home. Memorials may be made in Mr. Parks' name to Shiloh Baptist Church. Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net .
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