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11/17/2017 - Jerry Wayne Parks

Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Parks, age 52, of Rushville, NE will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2017 will be at the Gordon City Auditorium with Pastor Jason Funk officiating.
 
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon, NE.
 
A memorial has been established for the ALS Foundation for Life, and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.
 
Jerry was born on March 13, 1965 to Yvonne (Forster) and Joseph Parks Jr. in Kadoka, SD. He passed away on November 13, 2017 at Gordon Memorial Hospital after suffering with ALS.
 
Jerry attended rural and public schools in the Gordon area, graduating from Gordon High School in 1983.
 
On July 15, 2017, Jerry married the love of his life, Deborah Hilliker. On the day of his wedding, Jerry also gained a cherished son, Brandon Hilliker.
 
Jerry served in the Wyoming Air National Guard from October 1983 to August 1988.
 
Jerry enjoyed his time outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing or riding his Harley. Jerry’s love for the outdoors served him well in his 25 years of employment with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF). Jerry worked until March 2017 when his illness made it unsafe for him to continue.
 
Jerry is survived by wife Deborah Parks of Rushville, NE; son Brandon (Claire) Hilliker of Gordon, NE; siblings Vonnie Schwaderer of Gordon, NE, Janice Alexander of Crawford, NE, Paul (Ronda) Parks of Owanka, SD, Kristi (Jeff) Driscoll of Orlando, FL, Andrea (Tim Hardy) Parks of Rapid City, SD, Larry Parks of Box Elder, SD, and Ruby (Keith) Wolkins of Gordon, NE; and multiple nieces and nephews.

He was survived for one day by his
mother, Yvonne Parks of Gordon, NE. Her services will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Wesleyan Gospel Chapel in Gordon, NE.Visitation will be at 3:00 PM on Sunday at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon, NE. 
 
Jerry was preceded in death by father Joseph Parks Jr., sister Mary Parks, maternal grandparents Earl and Laura Forster, paternal grandparents Joseph and Ruby Parks, and brother-in-law Mark Alexander.

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