John David Parnell died in his sleep on December 19, 2021 at Harbor Hospice in Jasper, Texas. He was born on June 21, 1936 to Jim and Carrie Parnell in Upshur County, Texas. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966. He later worked as an aviation mechanic. He loved playing his guitar and banjo and traveling with his family.
Left to cherish his memory is his son, John David Parnell of Granite Falls, Washington; his grandson, Kenneth Parnell; his sisters, Eva Parnell of Orange, Texas and Eula Parnell Batson of Bon Wier, Texas; his brother, Wilburn Parnell of Pineland, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his father, Jim Parnell (May 2, 1986-January 14, 1958) and his mother, Carrie Leonard Parnell Lynch (July 21, 1912-July 5, 2003); his sisters, Louise Parnell Keel, Jennie Parnell Rocci, and Joyce Parnell Procell; and his brothers, Jimmy Parnell and Henry Parnell.
The family gives their thanks to Shady Acres Health and Rehabilitation, Christus Hospital, and Harbor Hospice for the care given to him.
Cremation has been entrusted to Forest Oaks Funeral Home.
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