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.
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