Peggy J. (Smith) Parks, 91, of Masonville left this earth Sunday, May 21, 2023, under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. The Ohio County native was born June 9, 1931, to the late Archie and Clarice Wigginton Smith. Peggy started as an intern at Murphy-Miller chair company until she graduated from Owensboro Tech High School when she was immediately hired full-time. Peggy stayed with the company through several ownership changes and retired after forty plus years from the Hon Company. She married the love of her life and both were charter members of Masonville Baptist Church in 1958. They volunteered in many different positions along with many friends and fellowship.
In addition to her parents, Peggy also was preceded in death by her husband, William E. “Bill” Parks in 2019, siblings, Nancy Smith and Thomas Smith; sister-in-law, Judy Smith; nephew, Ted Smith.
Those left to cherish her memory include her three children, Jacki Smith (Daniel), Jeff Parks, and Mark Parks (Dawn) all of Owensboro; two grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and nephew in Louisville.
The funeral for Peggy Parks will be 10:00 Thursday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 until 7:00 pm and Thursday from 9:00 until the time of the service. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Masonville Baptist Church, 6601 Hwy 231 Utica, KY 42376 or Heartford House c/o Hospice of W. Kentucky, 3419 Wathen’s Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.