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Russell "Smiley" C Parke

August 13, 1947 — October 7, 2022


Russell "Smiley" C. Parke, age 75, passed away on October 7, 2022, at Memorial Hospital of Jasper. He was born on August 13, 1947, in Taswell, IN to parents Joseph Daniel Parke & Anna Faye (Mock) Parke. Russell married Dorothy E. Somerlotte on August 24, 1965. He was a retired employee of English Hardware.

Survivors Include:

Wife: Dorothy E. Parke of Taswell

Daughters: April Parke & Jeff Arnold of Taswell, Delila "Holly" Parke & Stacy Bush of Taswell, Allison "Jan" Barrow & Kenny Hornaday of Taswell, & Laurel A. Parke-Kirby & Paul Gabrel of English

Sister: Mary Wheeler & Troy of Taswell

Brothers: Randall Parke & Carolyn of Taswell & Clifford Parke & Rosemary of Valeene

Several Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren

Russell was preceded in death by his parents, brother: William Parke, son-in-law: Orville Kirby,  & uncle: William "Will" Parke

Cremation was chosen for Russell "Smiley" Parke. For condolences visit

A Special Poem


I got the call today

that you were gone

With no warning you were taken

Now I am alone .

And all the things about you

that used to make me mad

I'd take them with a grain of salt

If I could have you back again.

Return to me

I need your love and your embrace

Return to me

I need to see your smiling face,

You are my heart & soul

My love, my own

You're every breath I'll ever take

Return to me:

Without you here with me

Our house is not a home

And I hold your pillow tightly

So I can smell the scent of your cologne

McAdams Mortuary is honored to serve this family.

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