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“parnell, a cool guy and one in a million r.i.p. my friend ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: dee dee - IN

“Going to miss seeing you at work. You could always put a smile on my face. I remember you in the Mods when you hurt your hand, I remember the stories...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: JUstin Geimer - Fort Wayne, IN

“Uncle Gene was one of my favorite Uncles. I remember many 4th of Julys and how much he enjoyed setting off fireworks! He and my Aunt helped me get...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Deanne Collins - Fort Wayne, IN

“gonna miss seeing ya on your way in every night geno. good man, great conversations. RIP ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: pete havlik - columbia city, IN

“You will be missed, Gene ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Lana Parnell - Findlay, OH

“Sorry and shocked to hear of Gene Passing.Prayets for you all ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Marshall - Hartford City, IN

“I worked oppsite Gene on the assembly line at General Motors, in the paint department. Gene was teriffic to work across the. He made laugh often. R...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Cathy Crozier - Ft.Wayne, IN

“I grew up in the same neighborhood with Gene in Hartford. We use to play together as kids. Sorry for your loss ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Hunt - Farmland, IN

“Uncle Gene will be missed and it's hard to believe he is gone. My thoughts and love are with all of our family who are saying goodbye to him today. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: James Parnell - St. Louis Park, MN

“Roxie, Aly, Stacey & Chris, Kristi, Thom & Lana, Linda, we are so sorry.We appreciated Gene. Like Dad, he was among our men who steadfastly live the...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Rick & Melanie Harper - Roanoke, IN

“My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. Holding on tight to our heavenly Father of tender mercies helps us cope with the...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Gene will be missed in the Wheatridge community. So sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Teri and Ken Waggoner - IN

“205 Geno 205 Geno...this is my last callout to a friend, a team mate, and union brother. You will be greatly missed by all of us here at GM in the...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Michelle Harp-Rouser - Fort Wayne, IN

“We played trombone together in high school band. Many fond memories with Gene and our mutual friend and fellow trombone player, Tim Ramey. So sorry...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Phil Tatman - Indianapolis, IN

“So sorry to hear this. Gene was a great friend and I have a lot of great memories with him. Prayers for his family. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: John Adkins - Hartford City, IN

“God Bless my friend ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Hooch Cook - IN - Friend

“You will be missed my friend. Many good memories growing up with you. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Dave Woolard - Hartford City, IN


18 of 20 | Posted by: Jan and Steve Collins - Columbia, TN

“I have known Gene since elementary school at William Reed and high school. Gene was always a nice man. My heart breaks for the family. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Valerie (DuBois) Nicholson - IN

“So sorry for your dad's passing Stacey. Take care and know we all are thinking of you. Love Nan McGuire ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy McGuire - Gas City, IN


Gene Parnell, 61, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hartford City, IN, Gene worked as an assembly worker with General Motors for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing and most importantly was a family man, who loved his daughters and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Roxie (Case) Parnell of Fort Wayne; daughters, Stacey (Kris) Banter of Eaton, IN, Kristi Parnell of Muncie, IN, and Alyssa Parnell of Columbia, TN; sister, Linda Parnell of Hartford City, IN; brother, Thomas (Lana) Parnell of Finley, OH; 3 grandchildren; and two nephews, James and Scott Parnell. Gene was preceded in death by father, Forest Parnell and mother, June Parnell. There will be no services. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.