John Parnell

Thursday, February 6, 2020

John Parnell of Blytheville passed away in his home at the age of 62. He was born Oct. 1, 1957, in Blytheville to Arthur and Jearline Randle Parnell. John attended school in Blytheville, following graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy. He had also worked at Nucor Steel in Blytheville.

John leaves to cherish his memory one son, Carl Parnell of Raeford, N.C.; one daughter, Jennifer ( Eugene) Parnell-Cole of Bartlett, Tenn.; three brothers, Jonathan Rollie of Los Angeles, Calif., Willie Parnell of Los Angeles, Calif., and Arthur (Ikisha) Parnell of Memphis, Tenn.; six sisters, Mae Helen Dixon of Los Angeles, Calif., Dorothy Parnell of Raeford, N.C., Victoria Gray of Huntsville, Ala., Debbie Parnell of Blytheville; Nanette Parnell of Smyrna, Ga.; Venola Oliver Little Rock; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be announced by the family.