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Charles Brooks Parnell “Buddy”

LEXINGTON - Charles Brooks Parnell “Buddy”, 88, of Lexington, SC, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Mr. Parnell was born in Calhoun Falls, SC, a son of the late Preston Brooks Parnell and Pearl Brown Parnell. Buddy was the first quarterback of Calhoun Falls High School and was later inducted into the Hall of Fame. He served in the United States Army and fought during the Inchon Landing during the Korean War. Buddy was a graduate of the University of Georgia and the University of Oklahoma. He practiced Engineering and owned his own company for many years. He was a member of Lexington United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Mary G. Parnell of the home; sons, Ken (Georgianna) of Columbia, and Keith (Sonya) of Sandy Run; sister, Betty Powell of Greenville; grandchildren, Erin (Toby) Porter, Kennedy (Cathy) Parnell, and Brice Parnell; great-grandchildren, Wesley Porter, Morgan Parnell and daughter-in-law, Lynn Robertson (Dennis). He was preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence, James Preston and Ralph “Buster”.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lexington United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.    

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