Frank Parks was born to Earnest and Coreen Parks, in Greenwood, S.C., where he attended school. In 1946, he married the former Bennie Lee Fisher and they later moved to Baltimore. Frank and Bennie Lee Parks were married 49 years, until her death. He was
employed at Goucher College for 34 years until his retirement.

Frank enjoyed fishing, growing vegetables, shooting pool, watching the wrestling matches on Saturdays and playing marbles. His ultimate joy was to bring his entire family together in unity. He never expressed anger, always keeping a calm and peaceful demeanor. All who knew him, young and old – loved him. He never strayed from his high standard of helping others and sharing.

Frank is preceded in death by his wife, Bennie Lee Parks; their daughters, Rosemary Harrison and Elizabeth Massey; 10 siblings and a granddaughter, Valerie Antoinette Wright.

Frank is survived by one sister, Josephine Parks, Greenwood, S.C.; one brother-in-law, Willie James Fisher; one sister-in-law, Daisy Fisher, five grandchildren: Clarence Massey Jr., Michelle Walker, Isabelle Massey, Rose Conyers and Elizabeth Edwards; granddaughter-in-law, Sherry Massey; grandson-in-law, Elvin Edwards; 23 great grandchildren, numerous great great grandchildren and many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.