Justin "Gump" Wayne Parks

June 11, 1980 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 40)


Justin Wayne Parks, 40 , passed away November 4, 2020 in Buckhannon, West Virginia.

Justin was born in Deer River, MN on June 11, 1980 to James and Wanda Parks.

Justin had a daughter, Tia Serfling,  and spent many years with his beloved girlfriend Tosha and dog Virgil. Justin was raised in Oteneagen on the family farm and attended Deer River School. Justin loved everything about being outdoors such as fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, riding wheelers, logging, and cutting firewood. Justin was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 49 for 22 years. He made a career out of the pipeline and worked for many contractors: Ozzies, Southeast Directional Drill, Precision Pipeline, Michaels Pipeline, and US Pipeline to name just a few. Justin loved traveling the US chasing the pipeline as a Sideboom operator (and a great one at that) and considered his coworkers as his family.

 Justin had the gift to put a smile on your face and always made everyone laugh. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, and for a big guy he never wanted to disappoint or have anyone mad at him. He loved his family and his dog Virgil with his whole huge heart, and always made sure he stopped to visit everyone he could when he was back home, and always checked in with a phone call while on the road even if it was only 30 seconds. Everyone who knew him knew he had a million stories to tell.

He was preceded in death by his father,  James Parks; brother, William Parks; sister, Amanda Parks; paternal grandparents, Roy and Evelyn Parks; maternal grandpa, Wayne Hulbert.  

Survived include his daughter, Tia (Lance) Serfling; beloved girlfriend, Tosha Poling; mother, Wanda Parks; maternal grandmother, Jean Hulbert; brothers, James (Penny) Parks, George (Diane) Parks, Frank (Connie) Parks, Steve (Rachel) Parks; sisters, Lynn (David) Smith, Kayla (Brett) Parks; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.  

Please come share your love and stories with the family. 

Pallbearers – Justin Warner, Cody Parks, Chris Bittner, Cole Parks, Lance Serfling, Kent Parks, Dooner Warner, Isaac Green Honorary Pallbearers – William Lazzaro Jr, Cohen Lazzaro, Destin Lazzaro, Nathias Parks, Eli Parks, Haven Lazzaro, Hudson Parks, Daxton Parks

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Memorial Visitation
November 14, 2020

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Morris Town Hall
32775 State Hwy 46
Deer River, MN 56636

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