Confirmed:Chris Parra, Veteran US Marine Corps, Comal Co. Sheriff (31-21) 11 FEB 21

When:
February 11, 2021 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021-02-11T07:00:00-06:00
2021-02-11T12:00:00-06:00
Where:
Zoeller Funeral Home
615 Landa St
New Braunfels, TX 78130
USA

US MARINE CORPS VETERAN – COMAL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICER

The family of Mr. Chris Parra, a US Marine Corps Veteran and an Active-Duty Comal County Sheriff’s Officer, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Christopher James Parra was born on November 11, 1984 and passed away on 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 United States Marine Corps. Shortly after boot camp 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 Associate’s 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.

WEATHER: Hi 53 / Lo 30, 60% Chance of Rain, 99% Humidity, Wind: 10 mph NNE

REQUESTOR:  Jade Huffman, Coworker/friend

STAGING:  7:00 am, Thursday, February 11, 2021
Zoeller Funeral Home
615 Landa Street
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
https://goo.gl/maps/gFs3R7KE69M2

THIS IS A MOTORCYCLE ESCORT ONLY. NO CAGES PLEASE

BRIEFING:  7:15 am

HONOR LINE:  7:50 am

KSU:  8:00 am (Semper Gumby)

SERVICE:  10:00 am
St. Joseph Catholic Church Honey Creek
25781 Hwy 46 West
Spring Branch, Texas 78070
https://goo.gl/maps/4oLEMFWtRJMicd3f9

INTERMENT:   Immediately following the Church Service
St. Joseph Catholic Church Honey Creek
25781 Hwy 46 West
Spring Branch, Texas 78070
https://goo.gl/maps/4oLEMFWtRJMicd3f9

 **THE CAGES WILL MEET AT THE CHURCH**

RC:   Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
bobtxpgr@gmail.com

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener
hwagener@sbcglobal.net

** EVERYONE MUST WEAR FACE COVERING AT THE FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY **

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts

EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223

bobtxpgr@gmail.com