Olon C. 'Maverick' Parnell
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age 82, of Canton, passed away June 22, 2013. He was born Sept. 9, 1930 in Benson, N.C., son to the late Lonnie and Lillie (Norris) Parnell. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War and he was retired from Republic Steel. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Julia (Perez) Parnell; son, Danny Michael Parnell; brother, Lonzo Parnell and sisters, Alice, Christine and Lizzie Loker.
Survivors include his of many years, fiancee, Anita Fehn; son, Terry Parnell (Virginia Block); four grandchildren, Danielle Parnell, Daniel Parnell (Heidi), Michael Parnell (Ashley), Shawn Shonts (Nicole); seven great-grandchildren; brother, Olin Parnell and sister, Geraldine Dismukes. There are numerous nieces and nephews also surviving.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel. Interment will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Those wishing to send their condolences or share a fond memory may sign the Reed online guestbook at
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository on June 25, 2013