Floyd Parks, retired surgeon, passes away at 89

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DOWNEY — Floyd Roswell Parks, Jr., 89, born on December 30, 1929, in Los Angeles, CA, passed away July 16, 2019.

He resided in Laguna Niguel, CA at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Glendale, California.

Son of Dr. Floyd R. Parks Sr. and Marian (Hulbert), he was a member of Los Angeles Boy Scout Troop 121, and an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Los Angeles High School, Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins Medical School.

He was a descendant of Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth, and completed his surgical residency at UCLA under Dr. William Longmire. He was a Board Certified General and Cardio-Vascular Surgeon and practiced in Downey as a member of the Gallatin Medical Group.

He climbed Mt Whitney three times, the last when he was 75, with his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.

His older brother John predeceased him. He is survived by wife Maureen; brother William Stacy and sister Jeanne Werrell (Kenneth); son Jeffrey Floyd and daughter Carrie Parks Wylie (David), grandchildren Lawren Jill Wylie and David Parks Wylie (Melissa), great-granddaughter Everly Marie Wylie, and many nieces and nephews.

Also survived by Lorine Anderson Parks of Downey.

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