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1932 Sid 2015

Sid Parnell

October 11, 1932 — May 21, 2015

Graveside services for Sid Parnell, 82, of Canadian, TX will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in Canadian with Donald Hill, officiating. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Travis Allen and Rev. Sydne Allen, co-officiating. Services are under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Sid passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Oklahoma City, OK. Sid was born October 11, 1932, in Canadian, TX to the late Mr. Garrett C. Parnell and Mrs. Ophelia (McAfee) Parnell. He attended school in Canadian and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1951. He was a 1953 graduate of New Mexico Military Institute Junior College. In later years he was an active participant in the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Trail Ride. Sid cherished those times with many lifetime friends. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving in Korea. He married Janet Forgey on June 30, 1957 in Canadian, TX. Sid was a rancher from 1963 to present. He was a member and past deacon of First Presbyterian Church. Sid was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and Texas Farm Bureau. He was very proud of his grandchildren and their education from Texas Tech University. Jay received his degree in Petroleum Engineering and Kristin received her PhD in Educational Psychology. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Kim Parnell on November 30, 2012; two brothers, G.C. and Ben Parnell and one sister, Betty Jo Jamison. Sid was survived by his wife, Janet Parnell; his son, Lt. Colonel David Parnell USAF (Ret.) and wife Cay; his daughter, Mary Alice Hughes and husband John; his grandchildren, Jay Parnell and Kristen Campos and husband Ed; and his sister, Louise King. Family suggests memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
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