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Wilbur "Shorty" Parks

August 9, 1937 ~ December 16, 2021 (age 84)


Wilbur “Shorty” Parks of Youngsville, NY, a retired salesman for Ike’s Auto Parts in Monticello, NY and a lifelong area resident died Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the Garnet Health Medical Center in Harris, NY.  He was 84.

The son of the late Fred and Dorothy Conklin Parks, he was born August 9, 1937 in the Town of Colchester, NY.

Shorty was a Life Member and former secretary of the Woodbourne Fire Department where he also had been a Captain of the Fire Police.  He had been a sound manager for the “Back Porch Gang” and he enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Benton Parks of Livingston Manor, NY; one daughter, Mary Edwards and her husband Neal of Youngsville, NY and one son, Frederick Parks of Livingston Manor, NY; three grandchildren, Matthew Edwards, Nathaniel Edwards, and Amelia Edwards; two brothers, John E. Mullinex and Tom Mullinex; two sisters, Nancy Bathrich and JoAnne Musto; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by six brothers, Cornelius Parks, Stoddard Parks, Charles Parks, James F. Mullinex, Herbert H. Mullinex, Cecil Mullinex and by a sister, Elizabeth Mullinex.

A memorial service is being planned for the spring.

Memorial contributions in Wilbur Park’s name may be made to the FASNY Firemen’s Home 125 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200

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