In Memory

Gary Parks

Gary Parks

Gary Glenn Parks

Gary Glenn Parks died peacefully on Sunday, January 31st, 2021.  Gary was the son of Roosevelt and Louise Parks and was born in Gastonia, NC.  Gary graduated from Ashley High School in Gastonia and attended Pfeiffer College.  His passion was automobile sales, an industry to which he dedicated his entire professional career.  Gary built a loyal customer base through his dedication, hard work, and no-frills approach to car sales, starting at Piedmont Motors in Gastonia and ending with his retirement from Critz Buick GMC in Savannah, GA.

Gary was a member of the German Friendly Society and the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, where he sang in the choir and was a member of the handbell choir.  He served on the worship committee, trained the acolytes and crucifers, and loved working with the youth at the church.  Gary was an avid golfer, music lover, and enjoyed spending time out on the water.

Gary is survived by his wife, Page, their daughter and son-in-law Katie and Carter Mayville and their children; daughters, Allison, Melissa, and Kimberly and their families; his sister, Kathryn, and brother Lee; as well as other extended family members.

A memorial service for Gary will be held in Savannah at a later date. 

If you would like to make a memorial contribution in Gary’s name, a donation may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension – Youth Fund online at or by check to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401. 

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02/02/21 10:55 AM #1    

Dennis Parker

Gary and I were cousins. He was a good friend and a great guy.


02/02/21 01:19 PM #2    

Joe Price

We had a lot of fun in cars he got off the lot a red and white mercury conv was the best

I will always have good memories of him

02/02/21 01:53 PM #3    

Dan Rockett

The best thing we leave or have in the end is our memories.  Certainly everyone who has known Gary Parks has   I recall the Comet-Caliente  car he had. The Ashley Band concerts and contests were highlights.  But oh, the stories he could tell:  Like when at Myrtle Beach, a cop stopped him, and when the officer walked up to his window he said: "I'll have two hamburgers and a milkshake !". Gees, it's hard to stifle enthusiasm !  

I remember his Trumpet playing of "Bugler's Holiday".

02/02/21 07:36 PM #4    

Nancy McCluney (Brunnemer)

Gary and I lived in the same neighborhood when we were young kids. He was a nice young man. One of his daughters (Allison) is a friend of my Katherine's. Glad he used his musical talents in the Lutheran Church. Sad that he has left us. Comfort and peace to his family.

02/03/21 06:17 PM #5    

Ken Todd

I remember Gary in the band at Ashley...Pretty good on trumpet

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