Robert Parcell Obituary

Robert L. Parcell
Robert L. "Bob" Parcell
Robert L. Parcell

January 22, 1922 - December 20, 2006
Born in Vinton, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Robert "Bob" LaVerne Parcell, 84, died Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at Iowa Health Hospice Taylor House. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bob was born January 22, 1922 in Vinton, Iowa. He was employed at Nelson Music Company in Des Moines for over 40 years. Prior to that he worked in Waterloo and also assisted in the family business, Parcell's Roller Rink, in Independence. He was a Mason and a Shriner.

Bob's first love was his family, relatives and friends. In his younger days, Bob was a talented trumpet player and played in numerous bands and orchestras in several communities. He also enjoyed music, traveling, visiting with friends, long rides and weekly family get togethers. He also enjoyed working on puzzles. He had a unique sense of humor that will live on forever.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife Goldie VanLaningham Parcell; his parents, Fred and Anna (Patterson) Parcell; and a sister, Mary Parcell. He is survived by his son, Robert Parcell, Jr.; daughter, Marlys Parcell Jordan; son in law, Vernon Jordan, Jr. and his father Vernon Jordan, Sr.; brother in law, David VanLaningham (Bertha "Bert" Mumford); sister in law, Thelma VanLaningham and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

His strong constitution, resilience and desire for being independent will be an inspiration to all.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
11:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
7601 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50321
Wednesday, December 27, 2006