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Tracy Parks

September 7, 1963 — August 11, 2021

Harker Heights

Funeral services for Tracy Lee Parks, 57, of Harker Heights, will be Saturday, 10 am

at First Baptist Church in Burnet, Texas. Burial will follow in Marble Falls City Cemetery.

Tracy Lee Parks, son of Harvelle Miller (Skip) Parks and Lenda Gail Parks, died August 11, 2021 while hospitalized in Harker Heights, Texas. Tracy was born Sept. 7,1963 in Lexington, Ky.

He was a compliant child but was always ready to accept a challenge like the video I have of him at age 2-1/2 climbing over the newly constructed fence as his Dad hammered in the last nail.  He loved speed which spilled over into hobbies of water and snow skiing, skateboarding and motocross.

The family transferred to Austin, TX in 1968, with I.B.M. and he graduated from Anderson High School in 1982. He attended Austin Community College and Texas A&M where he was trained in large-equipment operation.  He married Richelle Sherk July 20th, 1986, and they relocated to Dallas.

He has continued to work steadily in the great Texas outdoors which he loved.  On weekends when he was home, he and his buddies would take their motorcycles out for a spin.  A recent boss wrote an article for the company newspaper describing his endless energy as "always willing to work and do what was necessary with nothing but compliments from the customers."

Tracy loved spending time with his family above all. He loved being a husband, father and a Papa to his one granddaughter.

He was predeceased by a niece, Morgan and his father, H. M. (Skip) Parks. He also leaves his mother Gail, wife Richelle and their three children Justin (wife Paige), Austen (wife Morgan), and daughter Allie (fiancé Richard) and one granddaughter Joelee + his brother, Joel Parks (wife Terri) and three nieces and one nephew and their families - Kyndall Buehring (Ryan), Garrison Parks, Jordan Irwin (Zach) & Faith Parks (Fiancé Keegan) who all live in Tennessee; one sister in-law, Christy Oakley (husband Jason and son Carson).

He made friends easily and was very faithful over the years to maintain a good relationship. You rarely heard Tracy make a negative comment about anyone.  He became a Christian at age 12, so he will be there to greet us on our arrival at our heavenly home.

Visitation will be Friday (Aug. 13th) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, August 13, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Harper Talasek Funeral Home Chapel

506 N 38th St, Killeen, TX 76543

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 14, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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