Yancey Richardson Parks died peacefully May, 29, 2019 following an extended illness.
Born October 14, 1937 to Mary Yancey and James Buist Richardson, Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee. She is predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Charles C. Parks, Jr. Survived by children Crockett Parks (Tabathia), Mary Yancey Parks, grandchildren, Abigail and Charlie Parks and brother James Buist Richardson, III (Martha), Nashville.
Mrs. Parks graduated from Hillsboro high school as a highly regarded basketball player. In 1959, she graduated from Vanderbilt University where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
In 1961, she married Charlie Parks, moved to Gallatin and wrote for The Nashville Banner and the Gallatin News Examiner with her highly popular column, “Keep This Under Your Hat.” An outstanding athlete, Yancey played for years in several area tennis leagues with her dear friends.
Yancey was a devoted member of the Church of Our Saviour. She served on several boards including First Tennessee Bank, Friends of Gallatin Library, Historic Rosemont, Gallatin Junior Service League and Gallatin Study Club. She later served as Alumna Advisor to the Vanderbilt Tri Delta chapter.
Pallbearers are Jay Wright, Ed Coots, Tim Flick, Stewart Fisher, Bart Highers, Wade Wakefield, Terry Spears, Thomas Spears.
Honorary pallbearers are the employees of the Charles C. Parks Company.
Visitation Sunday, June 2 from 2-4 at Family Heritage Funeral Home, 100 Albert Gallatin Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066
Funeral service Monday, June 3, 11 am, Family Heritage Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of Our Saviour, 704 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin, 37066, The Friends of Gallatin Public Library, 123 East Main St., Gallatin 37066 or the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com. Family Heritage Funeral Home has been honored with arrangements.
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