Roger L. Parks

MORATTICO—Roger Lewis Parks, 83, of Morattico passed away at his home on January 18, 2023.

He was born on November 12, 1939, to the late John and Annie Parks.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Virginia H. Parks; children, Kenneth Parks (Peggy), Cindy Swift (Greg) and David Parks (Ann); grandchildren, Megan Parks and Kensley Russo, Korty and Brantley Swift and Ethan Parks; and five great-grandchildren. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was born and raised on Tangier Island. He was an avid and hard working waterman for over 70 years and continued to work on the water up until a few months ago. He enjoyed watching the Miami Dolphins, wrestling and playing softball. Most of all he enjoyed being with his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Virginia, 1924 Tappahannock Boulevard, Tappahannock, VA 22560; and Bethel Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 118, Lively, VA 22507.