Mr. Calvin Parkman, 78, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. Services for Mr. Parkman were held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Shady Grove M.B. Church, where Rev. Michael Smith is the pastor, and Pastor Louis Lumzy officiated. Interment was in the Shady Grove Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
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. He later moved to Sumrall, where he spent his later years at Dairy Fresh. He retired from Dairy Fresh after seventeen 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 twenty-two year marriage one child was born.
Mr. Parkman’s survivors include his daughter, Brenda Parkman of Gulfport; three brothers, John L. Parkman of Prentiss and Charles E. Parkman and Clarence Parkman, both of Silver Creek; three sisters, Dorothy J. McNair and Sarah N. Parkman, both of Jackson and Mary Katherine Clark of Kenner, Louisiana; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends.