Clarence Pannell
Clarence Pannell
  • December 17, 1927 - March 5, 2017
  • Fayetteville, West Virginia

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Clarence “Punk” Pannell, 89, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at home with his loving family surrounding him.

Born on December 17, 1927 at Cunard, he was the son of the late Clarence Pannell, Sr. and Opal McClelland Pannell.

Mr. Pannell was a member of Gatewood Church of God. He worked 20 years in the coal mines and owned Pannell and Sons Excavating. He loved to work and spend time with his family, his precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John Pannell, Guy Pannell, and Richard “RD” Pannell; and his sister, Margie Thomas.

Left to cherish many wonderful memories includes his beloved wife of 66 years, Lucy; seven children: Barbara Kay Pannell of Charlotte, NC, Linda Lou Pannell of Fayetteville, Jonetta “Nena” Pannell of Fayetteville, Thomas Dale Pannell of Fayetteville, John Darold Pannell of Opossum Creek, Charles Eugene Pannell and wife, Elizabeth Ann of Fayetteville, and Donna Renee Pannell of Fayetteville; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Carlos Ray Pannell, Russell Pannell, and Alonzo Pannell; and three sisters: Phyllis White, Patricia Zilles, and Marie Kernal.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Morris Nutter officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

The family will receive friends two hours (11 am – 1 pm) before the funeral on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.