John Emerson Parks - RIP

CIDAA Forum: Deaths (Public): John Emerson Parks - RIP
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Admin on Sunday, December 17, 2006 - 12:54 am:  Edit

Postings inserted here from the pre-15 Dec 2006 Forum:



By Ken Minton on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 09:55 am:
Thanks, I also heard by e-mail from a couple other folks confirmation. LTC Parks was a good commander and a fine person. Working together with people like George Cain as Operations Officer, Vic Deavers as CIS, Gary Felgenhauer as Property Crime Team Chief, Don Wright as General Crimes Team Chief, Jim Trefftz working drugs, and people like John Glenn, Bob Parrotte, Al Hernandez, Jack Leavitt, John Cameron, Clyde Lahue, Bill Russell, Steve Eicherly, Rick Boetticher, Don Flint, etc., it was a great experience for me, as my entry point into the CID family. LTC Parks RIP.


By Bev Rivera on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 10:03 am:
Yes, he was the commander from 1976 - 1978.


By Ken Minton on Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 10:27 am:
Can any of the Ft Hood CIDers from 75-77 advise if this was the same man as our district commander?


By Ken Minton on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 02:38 pm:
Was this the same LTC Parks,who was the commander at Ft Hood District , around 1975-76? My long term memory is getting worse all the time. If it was, he was a fine officer, commander, and gentleman. Ken


By Mickey on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 01:23 pm:
LTC (Ret) John Emerson "Jack" Parks, MPC, of El Paso, TX passed away on October 13, 2006 after a long illness. He was born on April 19, 1929 in Salina, KS to the late C E and Eunice Parks. He moved with his family to El Paso in 1938. He became an Eagle Scout in 1944 and graduated from Austin High School in 1947. He then attended TWC (now UTEP), graduating in 1952 with a BBA. He was a distinguished military graduate of the ROTC program and was commissioned a second Lieutenant in the US Army. He served in the Korean war and served twice in Vietnam. While in the Army he was on the US Army rifle team and was a distinguished marksman. During his military career, he also completed a master’s degree in Human Relations/Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University. He retired from the Army in 1977 with 26 years service. He then spent 15 years as the Director of Emergency Management for city/county of El Paso, retiring in 1992. He was the national president of the American Society of Professional Emergency Planners in 1987-88. He received a degree in Emergency Management from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey. He was a long time member of Faith United Methodist church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, administrative board chairman, and liturgist. He was past president of the Five Points Lions Club and was a past district governor for Lions International. He was a life member of the Military Officers’ Association of America, a perpetual member of MOWW, a member of the Law Enforcement Group of El Paso, a member of the Heritage Commission at UTEP, and an officer in the UTEP alumni association. He was inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988. Among numerous survivors are his wife of 50 years, Anne Linebaugh Parks of El Paso, and three children. Burial was at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Faith United Methodist Church or The Texas Lions Children’s Camp in Kerrville, TX. (Thanks to the RMPO)


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