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TSGT Don Edward Parmele

Obituary for TSGT Don Edward Parmele

September 22, 1935 - September 9, 2017
Carrabelle, Florida | Age 81

Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Friend


Mr. Don Edward Parmele, TSGT USAF, 81, of Lanark Village, Florida, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017 in Tallahassee Memorial Regional Hospital.

Don was born in Clearwater, Kansas on September 22, 1935. Don was married to Joyce Lee Edgar of Defuniak Springs, Florida on August 17, 1966. They were married 51 years.

He entered the United States Air Force in 1953. There he served 20 years as an electronic technician on various bombers including the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. He was a member of the Strategic Air Command, Tactical Air Command, and a Korean War and Vietnam veteran. He retired from the Air Force in 1973. In the late seventies, he worked for RCA tracking target drones for Tyndall Air Force Base fighter training and competitions. Don was a real estate broker for a time, TV repairman, restaurateur, and the local postmaster for Lanark Village for a few years. He was a past Post Commander for The American Legion, Post 82 in Lanark Village.

Don enjoyed a fantastic sense of humor, electronics, cooking for his family, painting, and was very skilled at woodworking in both artistic scroll pieces as well as useful household items.

Don is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Ila Peters Parmele, brother Jesse, sisters Marilyn, Charlene, and Pat and great granddaughter, Katrina.

Don is survived by his Wife Joyce Parmele, daughters Ila J. Parmele, Lorann E. Parmele, and Donna M. Parmele. Sons Paul E Parmele, Bruce L. Parmele, Christopher D. Parmele, Charles E. Parmele, Don Parmele, and sisters Joann and Nancy Parmele. Don has thirteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

There will be a private celebration of Don's life in the near future.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer's Association at

No Services Scheduled.

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5304 Bowden Hill Rd
Campbellton, FL 32426
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