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Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church
3901 North Star Road
Richardson, Texas 75082
(972) 238-8103

Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:23 PM

James “Eric” Parrent (1979 - 2021)

Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:23 PM
Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:23 PM

James Eric Parrrent, known to his family and friends as Eric, passed away suddenly on April 28, 2021 at his home in Wylie, Texas. 

Eric was born to Danny and Donna Parrent on May 17, 1979, in Grand Prairie, Texas, the middle of three children, after brother John in 1976 and before sister Jennifer in 1982.  After a brief sojourn in Orlando, Florida, in the early 80s, the family moved back to Texas, settling in Arlington.  Eric was baptized in the Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington on June 26, 1988.  He attended Grand Prairie schools, graduating high school in 1997, later attending Lincoln Tech Automotive in Arlington.  Eric deeply suffered the untimely death of his mother Donna Parrent in 2005.

On December 12, 2012, he was united in marriage to Josie McFarland in Wylie, Texas, and became stepfather to her son Dustin Huddleston.  He and Josie worked together at Goodson Acura of Dallas, he as a service technician.  They made Desperados Mexican Restaurant their favorite hangout, where he and Josie enjoyed celebrating special occasions, meeting with friends, and playing their Scratch Offs.

Eric was known by family, friends, and customers for his endless knowledge of cars and his willingness to help them in all matters automotive.  Eric was also known and loved by family and friends for the mischievous humor underneath his tender-heartedness, enjoying long-running jokes and teasing.  His other life-long loves were movies (especially Marvel movies) and dogs. 

He is survived by his wife Josie and stepson Dustin; father Danny Parrent and stepmother Peggy Parrent; brother John (and Taimeaka) Parrent; sister Jennifer (and Matt) Roberts; nieces and nephews Jordin, Khloe, and Kyson Parrent, and Paige, Taylor, and Hudson Roberts; maternal aunt Kathy Mikus, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Donations may be made in Eric’s memory here to help defray funeral and other expenses for his family or to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come…shall be able to separate us from the love of God.  Romans 8:38-39.

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