Obituary of Matthew Alan Parks
Matthew Alan Parks, 21, of Tucson, AZ, passed away on July 14, 2020 as a result of an auto accident. Matthew was born in Tucson, AZ on November 3, 1998. He grew up mainly in Sahuarita, AZ, where he graduated from Walden Grove High School in 2017. Matthew excelled in everything he did. He had a great passion for soccer which began at the age of 6. Matthew was co-captain of his varsity soccer team and loved the camaraderie between himself and fellow teammates. The friendships he built with his team were sure to last a lifetime. Matthew had a kindness about him that touched everyone he met. He left behind so many true friends and people that loved him. Matthew was very nurturing and protective of his younger brother, Ashton. He would let Ashton tag along almost everywhere he went. The two boys were not only brothers, but best friends. Matthew was currently working as a sales associate for Jim Click Kia. He enjoyed his work and made many new friends there. Even in death, Matthew's legacy continues. At some point in his young life he decided to become an organ donor and he gave the ultimate gift...the gift of life. His selfless generosity saved 5 lives! Matthew is survived by his parents Michael and Jennifer; brother Ashton; sister Dhaevis; Grandma and Papa Susan and Brian Ball; Great Grandma Jane Beard; Grandparents James and Catherine Swazey; aunts Shannon and Jessica; a great many cousins,great aunts, great uncles, and other extended family; and, of course, "The Hot Boyz". Matthew was loved and cherished by his entire family and will be forever missed. His beautiful memories will always live on.
A memorial service will be held for all at the Pima County Fairgrounds on Monday July 27th at 7:30 PM. The memorial will be in a “drive in movie” format with social distancing guidelines in place. This is the only way we could get EVERYONE together to celebrate Matthew’s life during these strange times. A memorial announcement with directions and social distancing guidelines required will follow. Please come celebrate the life of Matthew Parks with us. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to The Matthew Parks Memorial Trust