Funeral services for Cody R. Parks, 14 of Swainsboro, will be held Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 3 p.m. at Hawhammock Baptist Church with Mr. Cameron Kennison and Reverend Cale Pressey officiating. Interment will follow at Eastbrook Cemetery & Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away January 9, 2022 at Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro following injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
Mr. Cody R. Parks's family provides the following biography:
"Cody was born January 17, 2007 in Dublin to Tim Parks and Jessica Parks, and every day after was brighter. If you know Cody, you know what we are talking about. Cody spent the majority of his time thinking about others. He wanted everyone to be happy, joyful, and loved. Even at ages where young men are often 'too cool' to show affection, Cody was never afraid to show you how much you meant to him. Sometimes, that meant a kind word. Other times, he would work relentlessly to make you laugh, and he couldn’t have a single dollar in his pocket without trying to give it away or buy something for someone else. Cody loved his family with all his heart as well as anyone else who would let him. He was up for anything at any time; he was always going to have more fun than anyone else.
"We could take hours upon hours and days upon days to explain all the great things that Cody was and things he liked to do, and we will. We will have those memories of Cody forever, and it’s important to share them with one another. The Lord knows Cody would be mad if he found out we didn’t remember and smile at all of his corny jokes and funny dances.
"So, just in case you haven’t figured this out yet, we’ll say it plainly: Honor Cody by sharing the good times together. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Be generous with your time and resources. Care about others. And love hard. Always, always love no matter what."
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Bobby Finch, and maternal grandfather, Phil Brinson.
Survivors include his father, Tim Parks (Corrine Kirby) of Swainsboro; mother, Jessica Parks (William Daniels) of Twin City; brothers, Austin Parks of Swainsboro and Chase Calvert of Metter; sisters, Brianna Parks of Swainsboro and Kylie Daniels of Metter; paternal grandparents, Bonnie Finch of Garfield and Donnie Parks (Darla Crothers) of Morristown, Florida; maternal grandparents, Sandy Aldridge of Adrian and Hank Aldridge of Canoochee; maternal great-grandmother, Betty Hudson of Adrian; extended grandparents, Allen and Stacy White of Twin City; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Swainsboro High School and Swainsboro Middle School’s baseball teams, Dixie Youth Baseball’s Team Georgia, any other baseball players, and Swainsboro High School’s Class of 2025.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.