Bobby Gene Parnell, SR. Obituary:
Funeral Date: 1/6/2007
Bobby Gene Parnell, Sr., age 75, of Warren, AR. died Wednesday January 3, in Monticello, AR. Born August 27, 1931 in Bradley County, AR. a son of the late Robert Elmo Parnell and Anna Elizabeth Hairston Parnell he was a retired lifelong seismic and coal driller for National Geophysical Industries ARD Co. in Houston, TX. a Baptist, an avid fisherman, a Razorback fan and served in the Arkansas National Guard, also the widower of Patsy Ruth Parnell who died May 17, 2001. Also, preceding him in death was a brother Tommy Parnell. Survivors are 1 son Bobby Gene Parnell, Jr. of Laurel, MS. 3 step sons Bobby Grice, Andy Grice and Jimmy Grice all of Artesia, New Mexico. 2 daughters Sandra Jean Scoggins of Monticello, AR. Chyrle Sue Parnell of Houma, LA. 2 brothers Steve Parnell of Sumpter, AR. and Raymond Parnell of Monticello, AR. 1 sister Jane Loomis of Zachary, LA. 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Saturday January 6, Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Ronald Neely and Rev. Ken Harrison officiating. Paige Grider was organist and soloist was Bro. Bob Taylor. Burial with flag presentation was in Crossroads Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Tobey Decker, Brandon Crouch, Joey Giandelone, Scott Harton, William Harton, Bobby Harton, Eric Grice, Allen McClain. Honorary pallbearers were Austin Harton, Zack Harton, Dawson Harton, Michael Parnell, Eugene Hamilton, Kevin Parnell and County Judge Keith Neely. Memorials preferred Hospice Home Care, Monticello Arkansas 71655.