Doug Pannell, age 76, of Ruleville, MS passed away on Wednesday February 24, 2016 at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS.
Visitation will be held Saturday February 27, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, MS. Reverend Larry Chouccoli will officiate the service.
Doug was born on November 11, 1939 to Pete and Ruby (Ellis) Pannell in Doddsville, MS. He graduated Moorhead High School. Doug was a United States National Guard Veteran. He was a former State Highway Department worker and had also worked for Scuggs Farms. He was a retired farm manager having worked with Dyche Plantation for 36 years. Doug was a member of Dockery Baptist Church. He loved to go to the hunting club and be near his friends. He was a hard working provider and loved each of his friends and family.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents Pete Floyd and Ruby Ellis Pannell, Wife, Carolyn Walker Pannell, Sister, Melba Newton and a brother Thomas "Buddy" Pannell.
He is survived by Daughter, Debra Pannell of Boyle, MS. Son, Paul Pannell of Cleveland, MS, Two step-sons Al McCool and Kenny Mogan.
10 grandchildren; Marlie Bryan, Catherine Pannell, Colin Pannell, Presley McCool, Brittany Sibley, Kaylen Morgan, Ty Morgan, Austin McCool, Derrick Morgan and Cameron Morgan. Five Great Grandchildren. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Jim Hunt, Les Moon, Kelly Davidson, Mark Childers, Jim Harthcock and Mike Myers. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy McDainel, Larry Jefcoat, Ross Hunt and L.E.Moon.
Memorials may be made to Dockery Baptist Church P O Box 577 Ruleville, MS 38771 or the American Cancer Society P O Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net