Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Shady Grove M.B. Church for Mr. Calvin Parkman, 78. Pastor Michael Smith and Pastor Louis Lumzy officiated. Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Laird Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Parkman died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg.
Mr. Parkman was the son of the late John S. “Long John” Parkman and the late Eula V. Butler Parkman of Silver Creek. At an early age Mr. Parkman joined the Shady Grove Baptist Church and remained a member until he relocated and united with Bethlehem Bouie Baptist Church in Sumrall. Mr. Parkman lived on the Mississippi Gulf coast for a number of years where he worked in construction building a number of homes including his own before moving to Sumrall where he spent his later years at Dairy Fresh where he retired after 17 years of service. Mr. Parkman spent his retirement years as a seafood cook that his family proclaimed as the best ever during family fellowships.
Mr. Parkman married the late Aleane Posey and during this 22 year marriage, one child was born.
Mr. Parkman’s survivors include his daughter, Brenda Parkman Murphy of Gulfport; three brothers, John L. (Dorothy) Parkman of Prentiss, Charles E. Parkman, Clarence (Sarah) Parkman, both of Silver Creek; three sisters, Dorothy J. McNair, Sarah N. Parkman, both of Jackson and Mary Katherine (Carl) Clark of Kenner, Louisiana; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.