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Parchman, John Craig "Hedgehopper"

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May 5, 1952 - December 2, 2019

Parchman, John Craig "Hedgehopper"

John Craig “Hedgehopper” Parchman  of Irving, Texas passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the age of 67.

Craig was a wonderful man that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished.  He held many titles: “Big Daddy” as he liked to be called by his grandchildren, “Hedgehopper” as he was called by the Geocache community, and known simply as Craig to many others. He enjoyed geocaching, traveling, Pokémon Go, the outdoors, history, and researching family ancestry. Craig was an electrical engineer by trade.

Craig is proceeded in death by his father John B. Parchman, mother Geraldine Parchman, brother Elvin Parchman and Joni Kay Hobbs. Craig is survived by son Eric Parchman and wife Jennifer Parchman of Lafayette, LA, daughter Erica Parchman-Shirley and husband Sgt. Shane Shirley of Little Elm, TX, grandsons Andrew Parchman, Liam Parchman, Jude Pontiff and Nicholas Fontenot and, granddaughters Gracen Parchman, Brianna Smith and Lauren Shirley and nephew Christopher Parchman.

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David A. Zacharias

February 20, 2020 1:56PM

Craig Parchman was a good classmate and football player in the class of 70. We will miss him terribly. daz

Gary Herbert Hightower

January 13, 2020 2:30PM

I am so sorry and shocked to here about Craig's death. I was a good friend of his since the 1980's and we shared many memories and trip together. If you would please contact me on some details I would like to pass this information on to others in our group who knew him. You can text me at the above phone number or I am also on Facebook.
I share in your loss,
Gary Hightower


December 20, 2019 7:36PM

Craig was a man of more talents than most. His passion for so many things from Nature to history were the best. I was expecting him to drive to OKC just days after he oassed. My heart breaks and I know God will give you memories that will come to your mind for comfort! Nancy