Edward Thomas Pannell
Edward Thomas Pannell
  • June 19, 1936 - December 5, 2016
  • Tampa, Florida

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80, of Tampa passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 5th surrounded by family. He was born and raised in Bedford, Indiana, and moved to Tampa to pastor Celebration Church. He served in the Free Methodist Church for many years as a Reverend, in addition to providing substance abuse counseling. Despite her mother’s objections, he married Donna Pannell in March of 1960. They spent many happy years serving in the church together and raising their two children. A man devoted to God, he was the embodiment of unconditional love and an example of how God works through people to help others. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna; his son, Kevin Pannell and his wife Diana; Daughter Lisa Pannell and her husband Joe; Grandchildren: Joshua and Paige; Sisters: Marilyn Mundy, Glenda Archer, and Toni Starr; Brother: Bill Pannell. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Haitian Bible School program through Free Methodist World Ministries at https://give.fmcusa.org/donation/memorial-giving. A funeral service will be conducted on December 9th at 12pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home MacDill Chapel, 605 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa, Florida 33609, followed by interment at Florida National Cemetery.