Danny Parks, the owner of the family run Parks Logging LLC, drives his logging truck to work as the sun rises over Caneyville, Ky. Nearly every day of the week Danny is up and working before the sun rises and now drives alone through the cold Kentucky mornings.
While taking a break from installing a central heating unit in his daughter-in-law's house on Oct. 19, 2022, Danny Parks holds his eight-month-old granddaughter Tilly. Danny's son Koty died in a car crash just over two months ago, leaving behind a wife and three young daughters.
On Oct. 19, 2022, a memorial car sticker in remembrance of Koty Parks is seen on the back of his wife's truck at their family home in Leitchfield, Ky.
On Oct. 19, 2022, photos of Danny Parks' late son, Koty Parks are spread out on the living room floor of Koty's house. Two months earlier Koty was killed in a car crash on his way to work at the family logging business in which he was set to take over from Danny in the coming years.
After dinner on Oct. 19, 2022, Danny Parks looks through his phone at photos of his late son Koty's daughter. Danny's wife Lori sits and looks on with the family dog in her lap.
As a storm builds on Oct. 18, 2022, Danny Parks drives alone through Grayson County, Ky. to deliver logs to an Amish community after spending a long day in the forest cutting down trees.
Danny Parks eats chips at Kirby's Korner Market in Caneyville, Ky. as he and his coworkers take a break for lunch during the logging day on Oct. 20, 2022. Danny and his coworkers have been there for each other since Koty's death and have supported one another on and off the job site.
The morning sun breaks through the tops of the trees on Oct. 20, 2022, as Danny Parks judges which way a tree will fall before he cuts it. According to coworker and close family friend Howard Riggs, Danny, now working alone can occasionally be seen staring off into the forrest following the death of his son Koty in a car crash two months ago.
Danny Parks climbs into his truck on Oct. 20, 2022, to start his final logging day of the work week in Caneyville, Ky.