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David Parks

Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


David Wakeman Parks, 72, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Sunday, May 5, 2019, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Tuesday, January 21, 1947 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Raymond W. Parks and the late Jane S. (Spickler) Parks.

He was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School, class of 1965. He also graduated from Virginia Tech in 1970. David enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, gardening and photography and he loved his grandsons more than anything.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Frannie Parks; daughter, Mary M. Brown and husband, Derek; son, Adam W. Parks and wife, Allegra; four grandsons, Eli D. Brown, Walker D. Brown, Tyler K. Brown and Oskar W. Parks; sister-in-law, Charlotte Parks; sister and brother-in-law, Jenny and Jerry Bullington; nephew, Rob Bullington and wife, Katie and their children Cyrus and Harper; and niece, Lynsey Rini and husband, Moose.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jon T. Parks.

Memorial services will be held Friday, May 10, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Patrick Ricker officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family. 

Because of David's love for his grandsons we ask that you consider making a donation in his memory to these organizations that are important to them; The Union of Concerned Scientists  <>, Federal Little League, 601 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742  Att: Federal LL or Diamond Birds Travel Baseball Team, C/O Derek Brown, 19710 Meadowbrook Rd. Hagerstown, MD 21742. 

 Online condolences may be expressed at


Guest Book

I have known Dave since elementary school and graduated with him in the Class of 1965 of North Hagerstown High School - he was a great guy - intelligent, and always a lot of fun to be around - he will be missed - I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Frannie and his family.

Robert Garver
Hagerstown, MD

David and you, Frannie, and of course Adam are very fondly held in the memories of my tender teenage growing up times. My heart sends prayers of grace, on wings, to all of you at this time of grief and remembrance. May there be peace, may the love that unites you make itself known for the ever-living light that it always was, and always will be.

Jennifer Weaver
Ashland, OR

Frannie and Family & River: May God enfold you in his loving arms and give you peace, comfort and joy in knowing your loved one is with him forevermore.

Shirley Hasenbuhler, MMC Volunteer Front Desk
Hagerstown, MD

My deepest condolences to the Parks family.

Michael Durazzo
Tinton Falls , New Jersey

You probably feel like your world has stopped and you’re in a cloud of disbelief. I am sure you are devastated. I am so very sorry frannie. Much love being sent your way.

Maureen Murray
Fairfield , Pennsylvania

To Frannie and all the family: I always enjoyed seeing Dave to talk with, to share his intelligence and his wit. I'm certain that there are lots of wonderful memories and photos to help comfort you at this sad time. He will be sorely missed by all of us. He left us too soon. Most Sincere Condolences, Kirk Grooms

Kirk Grooms
Hagerstown, Maryland

My condolences to the family. Dave was an excellent co-worker and friend.

Walter Brown
Riverview, Florida

Dear Frannie, Mary and Adam we are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing our hearts go out to all of you and your families during this difficult time. Praying for strength and love of family to help you deal with the days ahead. With deepest sympathy, Rick & Cheryl Aleshire and Family

Rick & Cheryl Aleshire
Hagerstown, MD

My deepest condolences go out to Frannie and family.

Tom Borum
Hagerstown, MD

Dear Frannie and family, Please accept my deepest condolences. What a terrible shock. Hang on to the good times. Thinking of you with love and blessings, Tina Angle

Tina Angle
Hagerstown, MD

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