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Robert Parnell

July 22, 1959October 23, 2020
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Our beloved Husband, Brother, Father, PawPaw and Uncle, Robert Norris Parnell, passed away on October 23, 2020 in Wilmington, North Carolina while with his loving wife.

Robert was born on July 22, 1959 at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Garinger High School in 1977 and attended Central Piedmont Community College. Robert worked for Cummins, Wrenn Handling, and Barolworld for over 30 years as a forklift mechanic. In 2010, he created a successful business which was a lifelong dream. Robert loved the beach where he taught his grandchildren how to make sandcastles and enjoyed fishing with his wife.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Susan Parnell; brother Bill Parnell, III; sister Jenny Lynn Parnell. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Becky; sister Marion Parnell Bradner; daughter Deanna (Cameron) Bradner; son Jason Summitt; grandchildren Rebecca and Cameron Jr.; nephews William (Julie) Bradner, Patrick (Barbara) Bradner, Zachary Parnell; niece Meredith Daniels; great-niece Claire.

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Mike Wright

November 2, 2020

I worked with Rob at Barloworld for almost 20 years. He was a good man and I considered him a friend. Becky he loved you deeply and his family. You and your family are in my prayers. RIP Rob.

Rosalind Butcher

October 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Rob was such a good hearted man. Always in his white van with a wave or a conversation if you took the time to stop. Prayers for his family and friends.

Lisa Richards

October 28, 2020

So sad to hear this news. Rob was such a kind man and made us feel welcome when we first moved in. He will be fondly remembered in the neighborhood. We could always count on seeing him and AJ out on their walk. Many prayers for the family.

Susan Thornton

October 28, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Rob's passing. Have fond memories of him walking the dog (from his van). He always had a kind word and I will miss that.

Susan Thornton

DONNA TUCKER

October 27, 2020

Becky, Deanna and Jason,
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy during this most difficult time.
Love You

Van (Wingate) DeLeonard

October 27, 2020

Becky, Jason, and Dena.....so sorry to hear of Robert's passing. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

Perry Garris

October 27, 2020

Great man, I have been fortunate enough to have known him for several years. Great forklift mechanic. Your services will be missed by us at US Bottlers Machinery. Rest In Peace my brother.

Dale Burris

October 26, 2020

Great man, I have been fortunate enough to have known him for several years, Becky you and the family are in my prayers. He loved y’all and spoke of y’all every time he was at my work place. I am sure going to miss my friend, Rest In Peace my brother, you were loved by all here at FSI.

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