American Patriotic 11

Warren Parnell

September 7, 1925 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old


Warren W. Parnell, 98 years old, peacefully passed away on February 9, 2024 at his home in Oklahoma City. He was born on September 7, 1925 to Henry Parnell and Cena LaMons in Keota, OK.

In 1945, Warren began his 30 year career with the Oklahoma City Fire Department. That same year, he met his future wife, Jean. They were married the following year and went on to have three daughters. At the same time he was on the Fire Department and throughout his life, he was also a very successful entrepreneur.

In 1975, Warren retired from the Oklahoma City Fire Department as District Fire Chief, a position he dearly loved. He enjoyed spending his free time fishing and hunting. He was also a great storyteller and loved sharing his many adventures with others.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Cena and his beloved wife Jean Parnell, of 57 years, and his son-in-law, Mike Hare.

He is survived by his three daughters, Barbara Hague and her husband David, Diana Hare and Janet Oliver and her husband David. He was also blessed with eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Warren will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

In lieu of flowers donations made be made to the Retired Fire Fighters Ass. of Oklahoma City.
OCRFA Treasurer Tommy Chism Sr., 8905 S. Victoria Dr., Oklahoma City, OK, 73159.

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 2/14/2024 at 09:50 AM, Central Standard Time.


February 13, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home
500 SW 104th
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

February 14, 2024

10:00 AM
Resthaven Funeral Home
500 SW 104th
Oklahoma City, OK 73139


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