Obituary of Larry Parnell Jr.


Larry “Chipper” Dean Parnell, Jr., 51, resident of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Ascension Via Christi in Pittsburg. He was born June 16, 1971, in Santa Clara, California, the son of Larry Dean Parnell, Sr. and Judith Ann (Abildgaard) Parnell.


Chipper was a client of Tri Valley Developmental Services. He loved all things Star Wars.


Chipper is survived by his mother, Judy Parnell, of Fort Scott; two sisters, Carrie Thomas, and Mykie Parnell, both of Fort Scott; one brother, Robbie Parnell, also of Fort Scott; a nephew, Nathan Thomas; three nieces, Hope Sheriff (Andrew) Faith Holtz (Shane Harper), and Grace Thomas (Kailie Morgan); two great-nieces, Isabel Sheriff, and Katerina Harper; and three great-nephews, Mason Sheriff, Hunter Sheriff, and Conner Harper.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Parnell, Sr.


Rev. Christopher Eshelman will conduct graveside services for Chipper at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at Evergreen Cemetery, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

The visitation will be 6:00-7:00 p.m. Monday evening, April 3, 2023, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Tri Valley Developmental Services, and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at




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