Dicky Parnell passed away suddenly on July 30, 2018. He was born May 23, 1940, to Marvin and Christine Reeves Parnell. He was a 5th generation native of Gibsland, Louisiana, and graduated from Gibsland High School. As a young boy, he enjoyed fishing, quail hunting and horseback riding. His grandparents, Gussie and Howard Parnell, owned a grocery store and barber shop in town, and he spent many special hours there with them.
Dr. Parnell received his Ed.D. from Northwestern State University and his M.A. and M.S. degrees from Louisiana Tech University, where he discovered his aptitude and passion for teaching. He