James Eugene "Gene" Pannell, 49, resident of Walnut, passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis following and extended illness.
A private family service is planned. Arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home.
Gene was born July 3, 1971 in Ripley, the son of the late James Edward Pannell and Mary Joann Pannell. A Christian, he was employed as a mechanic for Pannell's Auto Repair as long as health permitted.
Gene will be remembered for his caring heart and genuine spirit. Known as a "people person", he loved his family, animals of all kind and the outdoors.
Those left to share his memory include his beloved companion, Judy Edwards of Walnut, two sons, Colby Pannell of Middleton, TN and Dylan Pannell (Reagan) of WA, two sisters, Doris Velasques (Jamie) of Beech Bluff, TN and Rebecca Webster of Bethel Springs, TN, two brothers, Donald Pannell (Crystal) and Anthony Pannell (Kim) , both of Middleton, four nieces and three nephews.
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