Jon Malcolm ‘Johnny’ Parkman

Published 11:30 am Monday, September 26, 2022

Graveside service for Jon Malcolm “Johnny” Parkman will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2022, in Rosehill Cemetery.

Mr. Parkman, 83, of Bogue Chitto, passed from this life September 23, 2022, at his home in Bogue Chitto. He was born in Brookhaven, MS May 8, 1939, to Malcolm Alious “Si” Parkman and Canary Furr Parkman. He owned and operated Brookhaven Auto Parts in Brookhaven.

Mr. Parkman was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite hobby was hunting arrowheads. “I just want to go arrowhead hunting” was one of Johnny’s favorite sayings. He was an amateur archaeologist with lots of artifacts. He also enjoyed deer and turkey hunting as well as looking for new places to search out arrowheads. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and will be greatly missed by his family and all who loved him.

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He is preceded in death by his parents.

Those who remain to cherish his memory are his wife of 38 years, Debbie Parkman; children John Andrew “Jodie” Parkman (Jane) and Jeff Parkman (Leah); sister, Carolyn C. Parkman of Sarasota, FL; three grandchildren, Brandon, Bailey, and Rivers; and four great-grandchildren, Jaycee, Charlie Ann, Brianna Lee, and Dorian; and very special friend, Paulette Benfield. He is also survived by other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to Berean Children’s Home PO Box 1009, Brookhaven, MS 39602, or Baptist Children’s Village 491 Dickerson Lane SE, Brookhaven, MS 39601.

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