William Glen “Piggy” Parks
May 7, 1936 -
April 23, 2020

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Mr. William Glen “Piggy” Parks, age 83, of Fayetteville, TN. Mr. Parks was born on May 7, 1936 in Lincoln County, TN to the late William Frederick “Fred” and Frances Wilson Parks. He passed away on April 23, 2020, at Donalson Care Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Glen attended the University of Tennessee as an Agriculture major. Upon his return to the community, he was employed by Ralston Purina in North Carolina and farmed pigs in the Mulberry Community. He later went to work for Anheiser Busch Turf farm, and retired from American Development Corporation as a Chemical salesman. He enjoyed hunting and gardening. He was a member of Fayetteville Elks Lodge #1792 for thirty seven years.

Survivors include his wife Julia “Sissy” Grey Motlow Parks, daughters, Katie (Jon) Walker of Fayetteville; Grey Parks of Cookeville, TN; grandchildren, Josie Walker and Mattie Walker; sister, Martha Ellen Neal of Murfreesboro, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Glen was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jo Hutchison Parks.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lincoln County Tribute Chair, Cary B. Sullivan, P.O. Box 470, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. William Glen Parks.

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34 Comments

  1. GWEN W SHELTON

    My sincerest sympathies to you Sissy.
    An truly good man who I respected as a friend.

    Reply
  2. John & Ann Towry

    We are so very sorry Sissy. We just heard about Piggy. He was a fine and kind man who will be missed.

    Reply
  3. Lenace Hyde

    Sorry for your loss of your husband and father . Prayers for you at this time.
    Lenace Hyde and Liz Gurley

    Reply
  4. Ron and Cheryl Perrin

    Sissy and girls, Ron and I were so saddened to hear of the loss of Piggy. He was a very special man and I know he will be greatly missed! I think he helped raise Rielly as she was over your house so often, and Stuart enjoyed rabbit hunting with him! We all have such fond memories! Our hearts and prayers are with you all!

    Reply
  5. Judy Toon

    Sissy, Katie, and Grey, So deeply sorry for the loss of your husband, father and the grandfather ofJosie and Mattie. Piggy was always a generous and kind man to me, my parents and brother, Joe David. Praying for you and the girls that he loved and was so proud of.

    Reply
  6. Don and Betty Holman

    Sissy, Don and I send love and prayers to you and all of the family, thinking of you all!

    Don and Betty Holman

    Reply
  7. Dennis and Barbara Parks

    Our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  8. Mary Partin

    So sorry to hear this, you all are in our prayers and thoughts.
    Mary Partin, Teresa Partin and Billy McGehee

    Reply
  9. Benny King

    Sissy you have our deepest sympathy. Wish I could give you a big brother hug. We’ll keep you and the girls in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  10. John, Donna, Lauren, and Leesa Jeffries

    We have so many fond memories of your entire family…from chasing children to their various sports and school activities, to great barbecues, and especially the kindnesses and support following “the accident.” Know that our thoughts and love are with you.

    Reply
  11. Jerry McGehee

    I have many fond memories of Glen and am thinking of all of you at this time. I am sorry for your loss and may God bless you all. Jerry McGehee

    Reply
  12. Teresa Brown

    I first knew Glenn as the husband to Betty Jo Parks. God blessed Glenn when he married Sissy. I’m so happy that Glenn got to be a father. Betty Jo’s mother told Glenn, “I’m glad you passed our way.” Glenn was loved.

    Reply
  13. Daniel Dickey

    I always enjoyed my conservations with him. he will be sorely missed. Rest in peace old friend.

    Reply
  14. Connie Rogers

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers

    Reply
  15. Rickey and Jo Ellen Honey

    Sorry for your loss He was one of a kind. Prayers to you and the girls.

    Reply
  16. Amy Clark

    Sissy, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  17. Linda F. Williams

    Sissy, I am so sorry for your loss. Have to say I am happy for him because he is in a better place. You and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  18. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Sissy, sooty to hear of your loss. Prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. May God comfort your hearts.

    Reply
  19. tracy endsley

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  20. Melissa Massey

    Sissy and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love for you all. I have known him all my life from Mulberry.

    Reply
  21. Bubba West

    Sorry for all your loss, thinking and praying for you.
    Many good memories of hunting, eating and life stories.

    Reply
  22. Wendy Winsett

    He was a GREAT friend, truly one of a kind. May he be at rest now..

    Reply
  23. Randy & Dorothy Taylor

    So sorry for your loss

    Reply
    • Devin (Steuart) Milstead

      Coach Parks, Katie, and Grey,
      I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Glenn. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

      Reply
  24. Abbe Wiser Pope

    Coach Parks and family:
    So sorry to hear about Glen. I have many fond memories of him driving us around to our softball games when I was in high school.

    Reply
  25. Karen Gilliam

    I have fond memories of Glenn back during our hog showing heydays. He was always so much fun. My sincere condolences.

    Reply
  26. John and Lynda Gayle Houston

    While I did not know Mr Parks, I have the honor of working with his daughter Grey. My wife and I extend our sincere condolences and will be praying for your comfort as you move through this difficult time.

    Reply
  27. Rhonda Harris

    So sorry for your lost. May the Lord sustain you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  28. Diane Knowles

    Sissy and girls,
    I am so sorry to hear Glen passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you during this hard time and in days to come.
    Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Reply
  29. Judy Moore

    Mrs.Parks, I’m so sorry for your lost. You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers . Judy Moore and Family

    Reply
  30. Judy Holt

    Sorry for your loss praying for the family

    Reply
  31. Wanda Shelton

    Sending you my prayers. I will never forget him calling me when I first moved back to Fayetteville and offering his help during the ice storm. Alone here and with a teenage son, it was so comforting to know Glen and Sissy were near by and willing to come as needed! Prayers for Sissy and their lovely daughters and granddaughters.

    Reply
  32. JANET Lindsay

    Sissy and family, Bob and I send our sincere sympathy to you all. There will never be another fellow like Piggy! I know you treasure your memories

    Reply
  33. Lynn Brown

    Sorry to hear, praying for your family

    Reply

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34 Comments

  1. GWEN W SHELTON

    My sincerest sympathies to you Sissy.
    An truly good man who I respected as a friend.

    Reply
  2. John & Ann Towry

    We are so very sorry Sissy. We just heard about Piggy. He was a fine and kind man who will be missed.

    Reply
  3. Lenace Hyde

    Sorry for your loss of your husband and father . Prayers for you at this time.
    Lenace Hyde and Liz Gurley

    Reply
  4. Ron and Cheryl Perrin

    Sissy and girls, Ron and I were so saddened to hear of the loss of Piggy. He was a very special man and I know he will be greatly missed! I think he helped raise Rielly as she was over your house so often, and Stuart enjoyed rabbit hunting with him! We all have such fond memories! Our hearts and prayers are with you all!

    Reply
  5. Judy Toon

    Sissy, Katie, and Grey, So deeply sorry for the loss of your husband, father and the grandfather ofJosie and Mattie. Piggy was always a generous and kind man to me, my parents and brother, Joe David. Praying for you and the girls that he loved and was so proud of.

    Reply
  6. Don and Betty Holman

    Sissy, Don and I send love and prayers to you and all of the family, thinking of you all!

    Don and Betty Holman

    Reply
  7. Dennis and Barbara Parks

    Our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  8. Mary Partin

    So sorry to hear this, you all are in our prayers and thoughts.
    Mary Partin, Teresa Partin and Billy McGehee

    Reply
  9. Benny King

    Sissy you have our deepest sympathy. Wish I could give you a big brother hug. We’ll keep you and the girls in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  10. John, Donna, Lauren, and Leesa Jeffries

    We have so many fond memories of your entire family…from chasing children to their various sports and school activities, to great barbecues, and especially the kindnesses and support following “the accident.” Know that our thoughts and love are with you.

    Reply
  11. Jerry McGehee

    I have many fond memories of Glen and am thinking of all of you at this time. I am sorry for your loss and may God bless you all. Jerry McGehee

    Reply
  12. Teresa Brown

    I first knew Glenn as the husband to Betty Jo Parks. God blessed Glenn when he married Sissy. I’m so happy that Glenn got to be a father. Betty Jo’s mother told Glenn, “I’m glad you passed our way.” Glenn was loved.

    Reply
  13. Daniel Dickey

    I always enjoyed my conservations with him. he will be sorely missed. Rest in peace old friend.

    Reply
  14. Connie Rogers

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers

    Reply
  15. Rickey and Jo Ellen Honey

    Sorry for your loss He was one of a kind. Prayers to you and the girls.

    Reply
  16. Amy Clark

    Sissy, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  17. Linda F. Williams

    Sissy, I am so sorry for your loss. Have to say I am happy for him because he is in a better place. You and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  18. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Sissy, sooty to hear of your loss. Prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. May God comfort your hearts.

    Reply
  19. tracy endsley

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  20. Melissa Massey

    Sissy and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love for you all. I have known him all my life from Mulberry.

    Reply
  21. Bubba West

    Sorry for all your loss, thinking and praying for you.
    Many good memories of hunting, eating and life stories.

    Reply
  22. Wendy Winsett

    He was a GREAT friend, truly one of a kind. May he be at rest now..

    Reply
  23. Randy & Dorothy Taylor

    So sorry for your loss

    Reply
    • Devin (Steuart) Milstead

      Coach Parks, Katie, and Grey,
      I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Glenn. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

      Reply
  24. Abbe Wiser Pope

    Coach Parks and family:
    So sorry to hear about Glen. I have many fond memories of him driving us around to our softball games when I was in high school.

    Reply
  25. Karen Gilliam

    I have fond memories of Glenn back during our hog showing heydays. He was always so much fun. My sincere condolences.

    Reply
  26. John and Lynda Gayle Houston

    While I did not know Mr Parks, I have the honor of working with his daughter Grey. My wife and I extend our sincere condolences and will be praying for your comfort as you move through this difficult time.

    Reply
  27. Rhonda Harris

    So sorry for your lost. May the Lord sustain you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  28. Diane Knowles

    Sissy and girls,
    I am so sorry to hear Glen passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you during this hard time and in days to come.
    Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Reply
  29. Judy Moore

    Mrs.Parks, I’m so sorry for your lost. You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers . Judy Moore and Family

    Reply
  30. Judy Holt

    Sorry for your loss praying for the family

    Reply
  31. Wanda Shelton

    Sending you my prayers. I will never forget him calling me when I first moved back to Fayetteville and offering his help during the ice storm. Alone here and with a teenage son, it was so comforting to know Glen and Sissy were near by and willing to come as needed! Prayers for Sissy and their lovely daughters and granddaughters.

    Reply
  32. JANET Lindsay

    Sissy and family, Bob and I send our sincere sympathy to you all. There will never be another fellow like Piggy! I know you treasure your memories

    Reply
  33. Lynn Brown

    Sorry to hear, praying for your family

    Reply

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