James “Parke” Christenberry went to be with the Lord on August 30th, 2020. He was born September 25th, 1936, in El Campo, Tx to James and Fern Christenberry.
Parke retired from the United States Army as a Lt. Colonel, after serving 22 years and two tours in Vietnam. While in the military he received several medals of honor, including the Purple Heart. He loved serving his country and serving people. During his lifetime Parke served in many leadership positions, including President of Garwood Irrigation, President of the Lions Club of Garwood and Commander of the American Legion in El Campo.
He had a passion for hunting and loved being at his ranch. Parke was such a loving, generous person to everyone he came in contact with, even complete strangers.
Parke was survived by his beloved wife Lynda Christenberry,
Sons, Kyle Christenberry and wife Andrea, Kalin Christenberry, Chris Jasso and wife Tisa, Craig Jasso and wife Jennifer, Kevin Jasso,
Keith Vanness and wife Monika
Grandchildren, Andrew Christenberry and fiance Maria Foley,
Jake Christenberry and wife Ashley, Parker Ann Christenberry,
Demi Christenberry, Danielle Maldonado and husband Isaiah, Gabriel Perales and wife Sabrynna, Kelia Jasso, Trinity Jasso, Trip Jasso,
Great-grandchildren, Lana Maldonado and Lizzie Perales
Sisters, Rosemary Reeves and Wanda Murray husband Oneal
Numerous nieces and nephews
Parke is preceded in death by his parents James and Fern Christenberry and sister Shirley Lutringer and husband Ted
Celebration of Life will be held at Wheeler Funeral home Friday, September 4th at 10:00 a.m. Graveside ceremony with military honors will be at Garden of Memories cemetery.
Out of respect for family and due to COVID-19 concerns, masks will be required and please practice social distancing at the funeral home and cemetery.
Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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