|Birth:||15 October 1884|
|Death:||17 July 1998|
Mount Dora, Florida, USA
|Age:||113 years, 275 days|
Johnson Parks was born in Georgia on 15 October 1884. He moved to Central Florida from Georgia in 1961. He was a farm labourer. Parks was, for 84 days, the oldest validated living male since the death of the 115-year-old Christian Mortensen (who held the title for the oldest recorded male ever at the time). He was succeeded in the title by Walter Richardson. He died at the age of 113 years, 275 days and still remains the tenth-oldest man ever recorded. He was the third-oldest verified man ever at the time of death, behind Mathew Beard and Christian Mortensen. He was survived by his daughter, Julia Forrest, son Willie Worwell and brother Erris Jackson.
He is the oldest validated man ever born in the U.S. state of Georgia, and is also the second-oldest validated man who ever died in the U.S. state of Florida, behind Mathew Beard.
|United States' Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • Alton Gilbert • Oscar Dubois • James Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • John Painter • John McMorran • Fred Hale • Earl Brush • Moses Hardy • Thomas Nelson • Antonio Pierro • George Francis • Walter Breuning • Shelby Harris • Salustiano Sanchez • Alexander Imich • Conrad Johnson • Wash Wesley • Felix Simoneaux • Frank Levingston • Clarence Matthews • Richard Overton • Henry Tseng • CP Crawford • Irving Piken • Lawrence Brooks • Ezra Hill