Parks Wilson Hand, Sr. ’39

Parks Wilson Hand, Sr. ’39 died March 15, 2006, in Chapel Hill, N.C. He graduated from Davidson cum laude, where he played football and baseball. His career included pharmaceutical sales and civil service. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and was a longtime member of Columbia Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Ga., and Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Snellville. He was a veteran of World War II and was a retired major from the Army Reserve. He loved Bible study, books, travel, coaching Little League, and all nature. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of fifty-seven years, Frances Elizabeth Hughes and their oldest daughter, Jean, in 1997. Survivors include three daughters, Anna Boscacci of Mariposa, Calif.; Roberta Hand Brown, 101 Sturbridge Ln., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27516; and Karen Hand Blake ’77 of Conyers, Ga.; one son, Parks W. Hand, Jr. ’75 of Locust Grove, Ga.; grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Anderson-Haley, Scott Brown, Holland Brown Omar, Robert Brown, Katie Blake, Whitney Blake, Joel Blake, Parks W. Hand III; one great grandchild Gavin White of Conyers, Ga., and nieces and nephews.