Rodney Jerone Parnell
Funeral Date: 3/9/2013

Obituary:
Rodney Jerone Parnell, age 66, of Warren, AR died Wednesday March 6, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born May 8, 1946 in Warren, AR a son of the late Jerone Parnell and Pauline Reep Parnell. He was the retired owner/operator of The Swap Shop and a member of First United Methodist Church. Rodney was an avid hunter, Lumberjack and Razorback supporter and friend to everyone. Also preceding him in death was a grandson, Eric Mann. Survivors are his wife Phyllis Cox Parnell whom he married June 1, 1968, 1 son Todd Parnell and spouse Diane, Orlando, FL, 2 daughters, Beth Mann and spouse Brent, Warren, AR and Dr. Amy Reeves and spouse Mike, Hot Springs, AR, 1 sister La Nue Reynolds, Warren, AR, 4 grandchildren Lindsey Parnell, Jonesboro, AR, Sarah Parnell, Orlando, FL, Cameron Reeves, Hot Springs, AR, and Zachary Parnell, Orlando, FL. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Saturday March 9, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Gary Maskell and Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Brent Mann. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Rye, AR. by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Kip Reep, Kay Reep, Gary Reep, Scott Richardson, Bill Wisener, John Cuthbertson. Honorary pallbearers were members of Fishermenís Sunday School Class. Memorials preferred First United Methodist Church; 111 W. Church St.; Warren, AR. 71671.

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Name: Pam Thompson
Message: We sure are gonna miss our friend. Love you all, Richard, Pam & Jay

Name: Joey & Cassidy Cathey
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: David(K.C.) & Tina McClain
Message: We are so sorry for your loss of Rodney. I will always have great memories of working & being at the pool hall. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this hard & painful time in your life. May God bless you.

Name: Glenda & Don Schwebel
Message: Phyllis,My heart breaks for you & your family. Our prayers are with you all.

Name: herman hines
Message: It broke My heart to hear of Rodney's passing, He was a good Friend, If there is anything I can do, I will, so sorry for Your loss.

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Dear Parnell Family: Rodney was a great friend to Dad especially during and after Mother's passing. We will be forever grateful for this. I know firsthand this is gut wrenching for you. I know there is nothing I or anyone else can say to ease the pain. In time, look back on all the joy Rodney put into the lives of countless people in South Arkansas. The Swap Shop under Rodney's care was more than a business; it was an institution. Rodney, Ernie and others who loved Mr. Parnell are "holding court" right now. They are not worried about anything we concern ourselves with now. We will see them again. Until then, you are and will be in our thoughts and prayers, Andy, Kim, Drew, Ridge and "Little Ernie" Gibbs

Name: Ginger Adams-Ricks
Message: I am so sorry to hear of Rodney's death. You are all in my prayers.

Name: Tom Ed Wright
Message: Trusting that the Lord will comfort family and friends. Rodney was the same age as I am and we were friends for many years.

Name: Charles Landers
Message: May the Lord bless & guide you all during this sad time. I will keep you in my prayers.

Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.

Name: Colleen Mitchell
Message: To Amy & the Parnell Family. We were all saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Your HealthStar Family

Name: Harold, Jo, Natalie, & Scott Burton
Message: We are heartbroken at Mr. Parnell's passing. We'll continue to pray for your comfort and peace. We love you.

Name: Richard and Alicia Bickers
Message: We love you and are praying for your family!!!!! Let us know if we can do anything!!!!

Name: Angie Harton Winters
Message: Amy, Beth, Mrs. Phyllis and family~ Praying for you during this difficult time.

Name: Fran VanDerZwalm
Message: We ar so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Ken and Fran VanDerZwalm

Name: Julia Clark Ferrell, Kristy Spencer & Family, Kim Langford & Family
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: O W AND ANNIE FORREST
Message: LA NUE AND ALL OF RODNEY FAMILY.WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RODNEY. IT SO SAD AND BREAKES OUR HEARTS.I MYSELF WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES THAT RODNEY AND LU NUE AND I HAD WHEN WHEN WE WERE KIDS.OUR PRAYS ARE WITH ALL OF RODNEYS.

Name: Ed and Marsha lain
Message: We are so sorry for your loss! Please let us know if we can help in any way!!

Name: Mark and Donna Raney
Message: Beth, we are so sorry to hear you lost your dad. There aren't any words that can be said to help ease this pain, but know that we love you and will be keeping you and all your family in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, we're as close as a phone call.

Name: RHONDA AND GARY SIMMONS
Message: PHYLLIS AND FAMILY, WE ARE SO SORRY ABOUT RODNEY. HE WAS ONE OF A KIND. HE WAS SO NICE AND FRIENDLY. YOU ALL ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

Name: Rick and Nancy Anders
Message: Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all in the loss of Rodney.

Name: Mike and Kena Trammel
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. Rodney will be missed.

Name: Randy and Beth Peek
Message: Sincere prayers for you and your family. He was a wonderful kind spirit and an example of Christ among us in how he shared and attitude. You will be in our thoughts and prayers

Name: Jeanne Hays
Message: Phyllis! Bert and I are so sorry to hear about Rodney! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Name: TOMMY&CAROLYN LARANCE
Message: HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND GOOD MAN

Name: The Girls at Warren Animal Clinic
Message: Mrs. Parnell & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Parnell, we will greatly miss him. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Name: Kelly Castleberry
Message: So very sorry for your loss; praying for your family!

Name: Norman & Sandra Word
Message: Phyllis & Family: We are shocked & saddened to hear about Rodney. Such a wonderful man & great personality! Everyone who knew him will most certainly miss him! You all are in our prayers!!!!

Name: Mike Lonsberry
Message: LaNue and Rodney's family Rodney was one of those individuals who was an institution, as well as one of the kind, gentle and entertaining people who make up the fabric of the community, bring it to life, and make it home. I knew Rodney well, and I visited with him at the Swap Shop every time I came home. Sometimes to buy, sometimes to just look, but always to enjoy the experience that came with a visit to his store. He was very kind to my Mother, Irene Lonsberry, and always brought her fresh produce from his garden. We all look back on our lives and remember those people who we always know and who always know us. Rodney was both of those. His family can be proud of Rodney's contribution to making Warren that special place. I know that the Lord will enjoy Rodney as we all enjoyed his company, his wit and his personality. Even though we were not yet ready to part with him, we will always be greatful for the time that we knew him. Go in Peace Rodney, you will be missed, and our community is less than it was because of your absence, but we are grateful for your presence. Your life was a job well done. The Lord be with you.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: I send prayers for healing hearts during this difficult time.

Name: Donna Ashcraft
Message: To Rodneys family. I have fond memories of the pool hall so long ago and the thought of Rod being gone is just unbelievable. I send my heartfelt prayers to this wonderful family and the many friends of Rodney. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and comfort you in this time of sorrows and loss.

Name: Christi Pennington
Message: Beth, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in our prayers.

Name: David Harcrow
Message: Rodney was one of my best friends in this life, he gave me my first job at just 15yrs. working his poolhall (Rod's) down by the bakery in Warren, we and many other's had the best of times there, I will miss him and think of him often as life goes on for Rod is with our Lord now, my thought's and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time.

Name: David Harcrow
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Name: Jerry & Jackie Johnson
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry.

Name: Paige Stell
Message: Mrs. Phyllis and family - my thoughts and prayers are with you all during the difficult days ahead. Love, Paige

Name: Larry & Joyce Baker
Message: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and I will truly miss his friendship

Name: Don White
Message: Phillis and family, It was such a shock to hear about Rodney. He will surely be missed by all of his friends.

Name: Edwardine Parnell Taunton
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you

Name: Patrick Ellis
Message: God bless you and may he watch over your family.

Name: Emily Lasiter
Message: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." - John 5:24-26 Phyllis and family, May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.

Name: James Courtney
Message: Rodney was a great friend. He will be missed by all.

Name: Mary Catherine McBee
Message: I have had a lump in my throat and ever since I heard the news of Rodney's death. He was a very special person and a special gift from God to all his friends and family. What a blessing to know such a great man. His smile and welcoming hand and hugs will be missed. May God continue to strengthen and watch over all of you during this sad time in your lives. Love to all the family. Tom and Mary Catherine McBee

Name: Christie Cox
Message: Amy and Mrs. Phyllis and family, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. It's always hard especially when it's so unexpected. He was a very good man and loved by all. Rest assure he's in a better place watching over all of you. I'm praying for comfort for your family.

Name: Linda (Baker) Warrick
Message: Such a great and tragic loss for Warren and Bradley county, but our loss is heaven's gain. May God comfort and bless all of you.

Name: Kelly Richards
Message: I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. You & your family are in my prayers !

Name: Ricky ONeill
Message: Rodney was a great man! He will be missed!

Name: Debbie Sanders
Message: In our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: Our prayers are with the family. Rodney was a fine man and will be missed.

Name: PEGGY ROYALS
Message: BETH AND BRENT-OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT FOR YOU AND YOU FAMILY MEMBERS. WE LOVE YALL, PEGGY AND KATRINA

Name: Linda & Clifton Joyner
Message: Phyllis, prayers to you and your family.

Name: Gary and Melissa Maskell
Message: Our love and prayers go with you in this time of great loss!

Name: Randy & Skye Clanton
Message: Thinking of and praying for your family. We both thought so much of Mr. Rodney. He was a great man and will be missed.

Name: Becky & Carl Guess
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless and comfort you.

Name: Mary Ann Clanton
Message: Phyllis you are in my thoughts and prayers God will comfort you in the days ahead

Name: Uwe and Sigrid Beich
Message: We are so sorry for your loss.You and your family are in our thoughs and prayers.

Name: Phillip Reynolds
Message: We wil still remember Rodney sitting in his chair at the Swap Shop. He was the go-to person for news and will be missed.

Name: Doug & Debbie Spencer
Message: praying for you all

Name: Sherry & Steve Rand
Message: Phyliss & Family, we are so sorry to hear of the lose of Rodney. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. May the Lord comfort you at this time of sorrow.

Name: Rose Sharon Harcrow
Message: We were one year away from our 50th class reunion. You Rodney was always a favorite to see when returning home to Warren. Your family will be lifted up in my prayers.

Name: Walter"Buck" Hines
Message: So sorry to hear about Rodney, He was a good friend, may the Lord comfort all of you in this time of sadness.

Name: Bobby and Kay Robbins
Message: Phyliss and family: Words cannot express the sorrow in our hearts as we share your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and the days ahead. As you are all aware, Rodney was a champion of our WHS class and a true Icon in the community and South Arkansas. It was Rodney who always refreshed our memories. It was Rodney who always made us smile as he shared his trusted friendship and loveable humor. Coming home to Warren will never be the same for us. However, the sweet memories of our precious friend will be forever lasting. Our deepest sympathy is is sincerely sent your way. We deeply love you and each of your family. Bobby and Kay Robbins

Name: Patsy R. Smith
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Name: johnnie;levie,felton,preston angle parker
Message: LaNue,Sorry for the lose of Rodney we pray for each of you all in this time of sadness.

Name: Charlotte Laster
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Name: Trey Rutledge
Message: All our love, Prayers, and Peace for your family. May God you hold you close. Trey and Kim rutledge

Name: Nancy Kelly
Message: Just know that all my prayers and thoughts are with you all and if there is anything i can do please let me know! I will miss Mr Rodney so much and especially on Wed nights. Love to u all!

Name: Jody and Sandra Rawls
Message: We are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this sad time.

Name: Buddy Guice
Message: Phyllis and family: Am so very sorry to hear of your lost. My prayers are with you.

Name: Donna and Bob McDougald
Message: Phyllis and family we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers

Name: Sarina Alvarez
Message: To Dr. Amy Reeves and family: Our hearts have been heavy for you and yours. We are praying that the God of Peace is surrounding you and conforting you right now and always! From your West Shores Family

Name: Sarina Alvarez
Message: To Dr. Amy Reeves and family: Our hearts have been heavy for you and yours. We are praying that the God of Peace is surrounding you and comforting you right now and always! From your West Shores Family

Name: grace ducan
Message: So sorry to learn of Rodney,s death.My prayers go out to all the family.

Name: Larry & Robbie Reaves
Message: So, so sorry for your loss! A good friend to all will be greatly missed. May God bless. All of you are in our prayers.

Name: Diane Purvis
Message: Phyllis, My thoughts are with you in this most difficult time for you and your family. Rodney will be missed by the community, and we pray for comfort for you and your family.

Name: Jason & Michelle McDougald
Message: Just want y'all to know that your in our thoughts and prayers..

Name: Judy Swinney Trent
Message: Phyllis our prayers are with you and family.God bless.

Name: Greg, Lagina, Lindsey, and Seth Hayes
Message: Mrs. Phyllis and family, just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Tammy Hensley
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Name: Andy (&Terrie) Briant
Message: Beth & Brent, so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Rodney in his pool hall many years ago. He will certainly be missed by many. May our God bless and comfort you as only He can at this sad and difficult time.

Name: David Fort
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Name: David Fort
Message: Patti and I are so sorry for your loss. Rodney was a good friend who will be greatly missed.

Name: PHYLLIS DEAN-STEVENSON
Message: Phyllis, LaNue & Family,I pray for each of you to be given strength & courage to continue on with lifes' journey. Rodney was always like a Big Brother to me. I will cherish those memories always.

Name: Regina Rinehart
Message: Phyllis, I have tried to call you when I heard. I tried 226-5756 and it rang and rang. I would love to talk to you by phone. 870-420-3657.