Monday, October 22, 2018

Thomas "Tom" Parnell

Thomas “Tom” Parnell, age 78, of Cold Spring, KY (formerly of Alexandria, KY) passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood, KY in presence of family. Tom served in the U.S. Army and was a retired industrial sales representative for Publicker Industries and later worked part-time for Smyth Automotive.   He was a member of Saint Mary Parish and Senior Club, Newport Elks Lodge 273, and the American Legion Post 219. Tom was also the proud creator of the “World Famous” Tibou's Cajun Magic Spice that has been enjoyed by many. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rita Parnell (nee Durkin); parents, Ed and Gert Parnell; brother, Chuck Parnell. He is survived by his daughters, Lisa (Russ) Thacker of Cold Spring and Lori (Todd) Sayers of Alexandria; grandson, Thomas Sayers; brother, Gary (Nadine) Parnell; sister-in-laws, Gayle Parnell and Carol Miller; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation 8:30 AM -11:45 AM Saturday, October 27th at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church, Alexandria, KY with Mass of Christian Burial following at 12:00 PM.  Interment will be in the Saint Mary Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials are requested to Saint Mary Parish, 8246 E. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001 or Bishop Brossart High School Mustang Athletic Complex (The MAC), 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001. Arrangements entrusted to Alexandria Funeral Home.

Condolence comments can be made below.


  1. The world has lost a great man. I will miss your bar tending skills, laughter and wisdom. You and Rita have raised 2 wonderful women. Please know they will be surrounded by love and comfort.

  2. Family! Tom was a good friend and a great competitor and we enjoyed his wit on every hole of golf we played with him. A great family guy who will be missed. Joe and Jan Hoh ( from South Carolina)

  3. I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my
    dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like
    at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up
    death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces."
    Also at Revelation 21 verse 4 we find God's promise
    to remove both pain and death. For more comfort, I turn
    to the website at: (Search: Comfort)


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