He was born December 9, 1949, to the late Demmon and Annie Edwards Parnell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Edwards Parnell, a son; Jackie Parnell and a step-son; Steve Chapman. Donnie attended Maple Hill United Methodist Church and was a farmer.
One step-son – Kenny Chapman of Columbia
Three brothers – James Parnell of Edmonton, Leon Parnell of Center, Jimmy Parnell of Columbia
Six sisters – Lucille Oaks and Linda Patterson both of Greensburg, Ethel Wallace and Doris Gilpin both of Horse Cave, Violet Spoon and Becky Parnell both of Columbia
Five grandchildren – Jordan Parnell (Donnie’s special grandson), Tyler Chapman, Breanna, Jacob and Alexis Parnell
Several other relatives and friends
Funeral service – Monday, December 21, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Herbert Janes, Bro. Timmy Glass and Sister Rita Houk officiating
Burial in the Parnell Family Cemetery