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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Friday March 10th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Friday March 10th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Graveside Service

Parkton Cemetery
Saturday March 11th, 2017
1:00pm

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Graveside Service

Parkton Cemetery
Saturday March 11th, 2017
1:00pm

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Robert Parnell, Sr.

Robert Earl Parnell, Sr. died March 7, 2017 at the Stewart Health Center of the Cypress in Charlotte, NC. He was born in Parkton, NC on August 15, 1923 and was the son of the late JQ and Clelia Parnell. He graduated from Oak Ridge Military Academy and served in the US Army in France during WWII. Mr. Parnell owned and operated numerous businesses. However, he was first, last and always a farmer. Mr. Parnell was a life-long member of Parkton Baptist Church. It was always at the center of his family’s foundation. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Josie Hall Parnell; daughters, Cynthia Alexandria, Charlotte, NC and Martha Nance, Thompson Station, TN; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. Parnell was preceded in death by his sons, Robert Earl Parnell, Jr. and Joel Hall Parnell, Parkton and sister, Mary Leigh Watson, Parkton and brothers, James Q. Parnell, Virginia Beach, VA and David R. Parnell, Raleigh, NC. A visitation will be held at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home in St. Pauls, NC on Friday evening March 10, 2017 from 6:00-8:00. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday March 11, 2017 at Parkton Cemetery. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.


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Josie, Cynthia, Martha & other family, While you grieve the loss of your family patriarch, I pray you find comfort, peace and joy knowing Earl is resting in perfect peace & reunited in heaven with family and friends.My Daddy loved Earl and now has his two best friends with him in heaven - Earl and Doc.Daddy probably has Earl getting ready to go with him to the heavenly casinos or golf courses.Earl was a dear, loyal friend to my Daddy & Sugar family; they shared a wonderful friendship and bond.Sorry I cannot get to visitation or service but know I care and will be thinking of you. Love, Jackie Sugar Clements

Jackie Sugar Clements Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM