Bruce Parks

October 27, 1951 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 70)


Bruce Michael Parks, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Bruce was born in Kendallville, Indiana on October 27, 1951 to the late Donald Kenneth Parks and Helen Marie (Eley) Parks. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1970 and married Karen Kay Brumbaugh on March 3, 1972 at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. Bruce was employed as a group leader with Redman Homes. He also worked at Carriage Homes and Keystone. His latest place of employment was Parkview Hospital in the maintenance department. He also owned and operated Sweet Tooth Chocolates in Kendallville and was known as “The Candyman”. He was a faithful member of Family Life Assembly of God and Gideons International. Bruce was an Indiana University basketball fan. He loved to go fishing and just recently took up bee keeping as a hobby. Being with his grandchildren was often his excuse to misbehave! But most of all, his passion in life was his love for The Lord and telling others about the love of God and the truth of the gospel.  

Survivors include:
Wife, Karen Parks of Rome City.
Son, Joshua and Megan Parks of Defiance, Ohio.
Daughter, Tausha and Mike Mason of Kendallville.
Son, Caleb and Tricia Parks of Kendallville.
Son, Graham Parks of Kendallville.
8 grandchildren: Kara Mason of Kendallville; Jhade Parks of Noblesville; Hannah Mason, Tyrin Parks, Kylie Parks, Elijah Mason, Lilliana Parks and Ryklan Parks all from Kendallville.
Brother, Jim and Karen Parks of Avilla.
Sisters-in-law, Cheryl Parks of Avilla; Esther Parks of Wolcottville; and Rebecca Parks of Avilla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Evelyn Whitcomb; and brothers, Steven Parks, Rev. William Parks and Paul Parks. 

Visitation will be held Friday, November 12, 2021 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Family Life Assembly of God, 815 Riley Road, Kendallville. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the church with Pastor Bob Monroe officiating. 
Burial will follow at Avilla Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International.

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November 12, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Family Life Assembly of God
815 Riley Road
Kendallville, IN 46755

Funeral Service
November 13, 2021

11:00 AM
Family Life Assembly of God
815 Riley Road
Kendallville, IN 46755

November 13, 2021

1:00 PM
Avilla Cemetery
Albion Street
Avilla, IN 46710

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