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Sammie Lester Parnell, Sr.

Sammie Lester Parnell Sr., age 76, of Galena, Missouri, passed away Tuesday May 28, 2019. He entered this life January 17, 1943, in Vinita, Oklahoma, the son of Jessie and Clara Parnell. Sammie was joined in marriage March 17, 1980, to Brenda Kay Parnell. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.



Sammie was a musician by trade and thrived at doing his music. His favorite pastime was fishing, and he enjoyed riding motorcycles, going to swap meets, and traveling. Those who knew him loved him and will miss him dearly.


Sammie is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 21 years, Brenda Kay Parnell; sister Georgie Parnell; brother, Bobby Parnell, and Jessie Parnell.


He is survived by his children: Sammie Jr. (Nicole) Parnell of Galena, Missouri; Bill (Monique) Lloyd of Forsyth, Missouri; Shane (Joanne) Lloyd of Spokane, Missouri; Lynda (Rodney) Young of Forsyth, Missouri; Veronica (Billy) Young of Reeds Spring, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Jeannie Parnell of Claremore, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.


A celebration of life will be planned for a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude (www.stjude.org). To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.

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