Christopher McKinley Parks, 35, of Wilkesboro died Friday, July 26, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Parks Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Ferguson, the Rev. Tyra Martin, the Rev. Casey Walker and the Rev. Roy Brown officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Thursday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Parks was born April 11, 1984, in Wilkes County to Lawson McKinley and Patsy Ann Parson Parks. He worked for Home Depot and was a gifted singer who loved the Lord and loved to meet people. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Parks is survived by his sister, April Parks and Kevin Watts of Wilkesboro; his godmother, Clara Parsons; his godchildren, Ezekiel Leach and Avery Caul; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Flowers will be accepted.

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