Melvin D. “Donnie”, “Speedbuggy” Parkes Sr., 67, of South Bend, Indiana passed away Friday, February 12, 2021. Melvin was born February 13, 1953, to the union of Howard and Vivian Parkes in LaPorte, Indiana.
He graduated from LaPorte High School. He worked for AEP for 38 years.
Melvin leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Harriet “Jean” Parkes; four children: Melvin (Griselda) Parkes, Carmen (Curtis) Green, Charles “Chachi” Parkes, and Alicia Parkes; a stepson Lorenzo “Lo” Keith; one sister, Alice Anderson; one brother, W. Clifford Parkes; also several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Melvin was preceded in death by two brothers: Charles M. Parkes and Howard W. “Butch” Parkes; along with a niece, Charna J. Parkes.
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