Wayne Parks

Posted Oct. 24, 2012, at 7:51 p.m.

ALEXANDER – Wayne Parks, 68, passed away peacefully Oct. 21, 2012. He was born June 19, 1944, in Winterport, son of Donald and Delma Parks.

Wayne was raised in Winterport and attended Winterport High School. He spent his adult life operating heavy equipment and his last 30 years as a long-haul truck driver. He loved cars and trucks, the more powerful the better! He and his wife, Sherry, attended stock car races from New Brunswick to North Carolina. Since retiring he rode his Victory motorcycle every day that it was warm enough.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry; son, Donnie and wife, Michelle, of Winterport; son, Wayne of Trenton; son, Danny of Orlando, Fla.; son, Jesse and wife, Bethany, of Durham, N.C.; son, Steve and wife, Carrie, of Baileyville; and sister, Sharma Wood and husband, Eddie, of Winterport. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Pauline Cantwell of Pembroke; brother-in-law, Walt Cantwell and wife, Judy, of Pembroke, and their children and grandchildren; niece, Tracy and her children; nephew, Jed and his children; grandchildren, Karolanne, Wayne, Coedy, Spenser, Keaghan, Kaylee, Joey, Sequoia, Tianah, Asa and the light of his life, Michelle; and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Delma; father-in-law, Dick Cantwell; brother, Keith; son, Rick; and infant daughter, Lisa.

A graveside service will held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Alexander Cemetery. Friends and family are invited for conversation and refreshments after the service at the clubhouse of Breakneck Mountain Sno-Riders. Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Online condolences may be offered at www.ripostafh.com.

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