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James Donald "Jim" Parnell

June 23, 1935 - September 28, 2017

James “Jim” Donald Parnell, 82, of Granbury, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mission Granbury and/or CASA of Hood and Somervell Counties.
Jim was born on June 23, 1935 in Lubbock, Texas to Hebert and…read more

James “Jim” Donald Parnell, 82, of Granbury, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mission Granbury and/or CASA of Hood and Somervell Counties.
Jim was born on June 23, 1935 in Lubbock, Texas to Hebert and Lena Parnell. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.
Jim met Pat Taylor on a blind date; it was love at first sight. They were married on August 23, 1974 in Fort Worth, Texas. Going to the movies and spending time together were things they enjoyed doing. Jim also enjoyed bowling.
Jim was a construction foreman, and worked at the power plant and Home Depot. His coworkers loved to call him Papa Smurf and Father Time. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, son, Bruce Kevin Parnell, one sister, and one brother.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 43 years: Pat Parnell, son: Brian Parnell, grandchildren: Jacob Parnell and wife Kelly, two great-grandchildren, one sister and several nieces and nephews.
Jim will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Appreciation to Harbor Lakes.
Wiley Funeral Home made arrangements.

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