Robert Elvis Parnell, Jr., 72, of Ramseur passed away on November 25, 2021 at Parkview Health and Rehab in Chapel Hill.
Robert was born in Lamar, SC on January 13, 1949, the son of Robert Elvis and Doris Huggins Parnell.
Mr. Parnell was a retired Air Force Veteran. He was a cowboy at heart, and loved motorcycles. He cherished his time with his family, especially all of his grandchildren. And he loved all of the boys at the YMCA pool room. In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his grandson, Timothy Austin Parnell.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra Gentry Parnell; daughter, Melissa Parnell Adams (David) of Valdosta, GA; sons, Robert Chad Parnell (Tina Wood) of Hillsborough, and Timothy Jason Parnell of Asheboro; sisters, Mary Roden (Don) of Upland, CA, and Linda Bellamy (Calvin) of Sumter, SC; grandchildren, Seth Chandler Parnell, Dylan Luke Parnell, Kaeleigh Adams, Annabelle Adams, Dannie Parnell, and Julie Parnell; great grandchildren, Dawson Parnell and Jaxtyn Parnell.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave., Siler City, followed by a funeral service in the Chapel at 2:00 pm with Rev. Adam Bellamy officiating. Burial will follow at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 W., Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Parnell family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com