Obituary: James Lee Parks, 47


James Lee Parks, age 47 of Pleasant View, Tennessee died Friday, August 7, 2020 at St. Thomas West in Nashville.

James’s wishes were for his remains to be cremated.

James was born on May 15, 1973 in Haines City, Florida. He worked for TDOT as a Highway Incident Response Operator. James was retired from the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department after 15 years of service and was Fire Captain the most recent of them. He also was a contract firefighter in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He loved to plant flowers even though he did not have a green thumb and his favorite dog, Harlow was shared everyday with his friends on Facebook.

He never met a stranger.

James was a member of the 24 Church.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Worthington; and a son, James Clayton.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Parks; son, Austin Parks; daughter, Payton Parks; brother, Terry Worthington; and a sister, Sherry (Cisco) Thompson.

A special thanks to all his devoted friends who have called, texted and prayed for James during this difficult time.

A big thanks to Trey, Amy, & Will Nelms, John & Teresa Sullivan, Tanya Garvin, and Pete Walker for their friendship, encouragement, and love during this time.