Parks, at the age of 51 loses his battle against Lung Cancer which develop from his previously untreated laryngeal cancer.
Bobby Ray Parks was an American Professional Basketball Player from Tennessee, starts his career when he played for University of Memphis during 1980's. He was also a third-round choice by the Atlanta Hawks in 1984 NBA Draft
Parks also played in PBA from 1987 - 1993 and became the second American inducted into PBA Hall of Fame last September 2009.
His Son, Bobby Parks Jr. is currently studying and playing for National University in The Philippines and currently the star player.