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Christopher James Parra

November 13, 1984January 26, 2021
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Christopher J. Parra

November 13, 1984 – January 26, 2021

The world has lost a great man. Christopher James Parra was born on Nov. 13, 1984 at Lackland AFB, TX to Fernando Parra and Valeri (Parra) Escobedo. He passed away suddenly Jan. 26, 2021 at his home in Spring Branch, TX.

He is survived and will be deeply missed by his loving and supportive wife of 15 years, Carrie (Weber) Parra and their children, Christopher, Caeli, Caleb, Catherine and Conrad (CJ), parents Fernando Parra, Valeri Escobedo and Stephen Escobedo, brother Michael Parra and family, grandparents Richard and Sandy Dunsmore, Kenneth and Bonnie Hall and Frank Escobedo. He is preceded in death by grandmothers Lucy Parra and Mildred Escobedo.

Chris had a servant’s heart from a young age and spent countless hours of community service in high school. After graduating from Judson High School he enlisted into the Untied States Marine Corps. Shortly after bootcamp he married his sweetheart on Dec. 19, 2005 in Pipe Creek, TX. He served 9 years as an Infantryman and Arabic Linguist with three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 2014 leaving behind a legacy of mentorship and sacrifice.

Returning home to Converse, TX he attended AACOG Law Enforcement Academy. He joined the Comal County Sheriff’s Office in July of 2015. He started as a patrol officer on Delta Nights. He was promoted to Detective in the fall of 2019. He worked tirelessly to train new officers and further his own education. He graduated from San Antonio College in Dec. 2020 with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

He is remembered by the citizens he served as being kind and professional, leaving each person feeling a little safer than before. His fellow deputies greatly mourn his loss and will miss his wit and sense of humor that could make anyone smile usually when they needed it most.

In his spare time he enjoyed beekeeping, being ham radio operator (W5DTP), teaching faith formation at church and learning new homestead skills with his large family on their little patch of dirt. His children particularly loved grabbing a root beer and spending one on one time with him. His love of faith, family and innate ability to teach and inspire will live in our hearts forever.

A public viewing will be held on Feb. 10th at 6-9pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church – Honey Creek, 25781 TX-46, Spring Branch, TX. Holy Rosary will be held at 7pm during the viewing. Holy Mass will be held on Feb. 11th at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church – Honey Creek. Committal service with Full Military and CCSO Honors will follow at the cemetery on the same campus.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived and will be deeply missed by his loving and supportive wife of 15 years, Carrie (Weber) Parra and their children, Christopher, Caeli, Caleb, Catherine and Conrad (CJ), parents Fernando Parra, Valeri Escobedo and Stephen Escobedo, brother Michael Parra and family, grandparents Richard and Sandy Dunsmore, Kenneth and Bonnie Hall and Frank Escobedo. He is preceded in death by grandmothers Lucy Parra and Mildred Escobedo.

Services

  • Public Viewing and Visitation

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • Holy Rosary

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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  • Holy Mass

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

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  • Commital Service with Full Military and CCSD Honors

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Reception for Family and Friends

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

Memories

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Tracy Williams

February 6, 2021

Chris - a generous giver of his dedication, protectiveness, time, energy, heart, wit, etc. TRULY a great man. His family members are also gems, which is no surprise.
So many memories bubble up, as I’m sure they do for each of us; but “2,000 characters” isn’t enough for Chris’s “character”. (Blow your nose and insert your chuckle here.)
-Dining at Jerusalem Grill-family style. A bit of a tradition we created. A new comedy show every time. :)
-Chris wearing a tux in my daughter’s wedding. She’ll tell you he is her brother in every way except blood. <3
-Chris installing a new comfort height commode for me after I severely injured my back. He did this after working his shift for Comal County. He could’ve been home getting sleep instead. Nope... <3
For all who have been blessed to know Chris, may we eventually find peace. Remember to laugh. Do kind deeds for others. He would want that.

Martin Brewer

January 31, 2021

I was Christopher’s Company Gunnery Sergeant, during his first tour in Iraq (OIF 05-06). It was an Honor to Serve with and alongside Pfc/LCpl Parra, he was a young Marine at the time, he was a Marine that was a very viable part of not only to his team but the whole Platoon and Company as well, a true dedicated Marine who never wavered knowing that he and the rest of the boys would end up in Combat while on numerous patrols. Christopher will be greatly missed by all of us brothers of Lima 3/5 (Havoc). My condolences to his family, we have lost an outstanding young man.
Thank you for your Honorable and Faithful Service to our Country not only as a Marine, also as a Detective/Deputy.
Rest in Peace Brother. Semper Fi.

Brewer, Martin J.
SgtMaj (Ret).

Larry Page

January 30, 2021

I never met Christooherbut am a dad of a fallen Marine... Our son, Rex was Kia in Falluja, Iraq. In 2006...just wanted to say...thank you Chris for your service and our freedoms....job well done....rest in peace Marine...semper fi....ooorah!

A proud Marine Dad

Stephen Steele

January 29, 2021

Chris and I were in Knights of Columbus Council 9861 in Converse and Rode Motorcycles in the Knights on Bikes Motorcycle Ministry. We nicknamed Chris “hardcore” after he rode with us for an all day rainy ride on a bike that didn’t have a rear fender. He will be greatly missed.

Ricardo Cardenas

January 29, 2021

My deepest condolences to his family and close friends. Rest in Peace.

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Biography

The world has lost a great man. Christopher James Parra was born on Nov. 13, 1984 at Lackland AFB, TX to Fernando Parra and Valeri (Parra) Escobedo. He passed away suddenly Jan. 26, 2021 at his home in Spring Branch, TX.

Chris had a servant’s heart from a young age and spent countless hours of community service in high school. After graduating from Judson High School he enlisted into the Untied States Marine Corps. Shortly after bootcamp he married his sweetheart on Dec. 19, 2005 in Pipe Creek, TX. He served 9 years as an Infantryman and Arabic Linguist with three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 2014 leaving behind a legacy of mentorship and sacrifice.

Returning home to Converse, TX he attended AACOG Law Enforcement Academy. He joined the Comal County Sheriff’s Office in July of 2015. He started as a patrol officer on Delta Nights. He was promoted to Detective in the fall of 2019. He worked tirelessly to train new officers and further his own education. He graduated from San Antonio College in Dec. 2020 with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

He is remembered by the citizens he served as being kind and professional, leaving each person feeling a little safer than before. His fellow deputies greatly mourn his loss and will miss his wit and sense of humor that could make anyone smile usually when they needed it most.

In his spare time he enjoyed beekeeping, being ham radio operator (W5DTP), teaching faith formation at church and learning new homestead skills with his large family on their little patch of dirt. His children particularly loved grabbing a root beer and spending one on one time with him. His love of faith, family and innate ability to teach and inspire will live in our hearts forever.