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Carrol Arnold Parnow, 89, of Concord, passed away on Friday, April 03, 2015 at 5:00 AM at the Tucker Hospice House in Cabarrus County. Mr. Parnow was born on December 10, 1925 in Pennington County, MN. to the late Otto Emil Parnow and Mary Elizabeth Spier Parnow. Carrol proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and participated in the Invasion of Normandy.
He was a thirty year executive with Hersey‐Sparling Meter Company and retired from the Taulman Sales Company in Charlotte. He was a lifelong Lutheran. He worked tirelessly to help establish Peace Lutheran Church in Decatur, GA. serving as an Elder, Steven Minister, choir member, Evangelism Committee member and Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. As he entered the church triumphant, he called Calvary Lutheran Church of Concord, NC his home. He loved telling stories, bowling, fishing, boating, watching baseball, playing cards, and traveling the world with his family. He was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, godfather and friend to all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his two brothers, Raymond Parnow and Robert Parnow, and his two sisters, Alice Patten and Ethel Christianson.
Carrol is survived by his wife of 68 years, Frances Marion Parnow; his two sons, Michael Parnow and wife Elaine of Tampa, FL and Mark Parnow of Concord; two daughters, Lynda Hall of Roswell, GA and Pat Schaening and husband Stan of Concord; ten grandchildren, Jackie, Becky, David, Molly, Peter, Jennifer, Stephen, Alyson, Andy, and Joey; fourteen great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a Celebration of Life held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Calvary Lutheran Church (950 Bradley St., Concord, NC 28025) conducted by Pastor Debbie Frye and Rev. Howard J. Patten. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 PM at the church.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the Parnow Family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.