William Archie Parks, of Lake Limestone, passed away at Providence Health Center in Waco on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at age 84. Services were held on Friday, August 1, 2014, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Johnny Layton offi ciating. Burial followed in Lost Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were William (Chad) Parks, B. J. Rudder, Brent Rudder, Cody Langley, Keith Thompson, and Greg Thompson. Archie was born October 22, 1929 to Bernard and Maudie Rae Parks in Silsbee, where he grew up and graduated from high school. Archie served in the U. S. Army from 1948 through 1952, with time spent in both North and South Korea, which included two miserable winters through 1950 to 1952. He was one of seven who volunteered to train for bomb disposal, was also a diver, and ended his service as Master Sergeant. He was proud to say that they did not lose any of his fellow soldiers during his service period. Archie worked 32-1/2 years for Shell Chemical in Deer Park.