Cicero Jackson Parchman,
retired after 20 years as a dock worker for Safeway, died Tuesday of
pneumonia in a Fairfield hospital. He was 74.
The Mt. Vernon, Texas, native was a 50-year resident of Richmond and was
an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by sisters, Irene M. Johnson of El Sobrante, Elizabeth
Marshall of Alameda, Dorothy Louis of Richmond and Neva Martinez of San
Pablo; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services: None at the family's request. Burial at San Joaquin Valley
National Cemetery, Santa Nella. Civic Center Chapel of Wilson & Kratzer
Mortuaries, Richmond, handled arrangements.
Memorial gifts: Leukemia Society of America, Northern California
Chapter, 55 Hawthorne St., Suite 510, San Francisco, CA 94105-3912.
(West County Times, Richmond, CA, 7 Jun 1996, Page
B3 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)
(courtesy of Deirdre O'Rourke)
Grave marker for Cicero J. Parchman in Plot: 10, 0, 2447
o the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella Village (Merced
Cicero enlisted in the
Army at Tyler, TX on 16 September 1942 and was assigned to the 504th
On 15 May 1944 he was
attached to Hq 2nd of the 508th and remained so throughout the war.
He made the D-Day jump
into Normandy and was taken prisoner that same day. It was exactly
one year later that he was last date reported; liberated from Stalag 4B.