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Edward Eugene Marnell

Edward Eugene Marnell, 52, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 28, at his home in Lake Fork, TX. He was born on Feb. 15, 1965 in Iola KS, the second of three sons to Gerald Eugene Marnell and Rita Jo Thornhill Marnell. The family moved to Humboldt, KS in 1975 where Eddie attended school and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1983. He then attended Pittsburg State University where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and graduated with a degree in Automotive Technology. After college, he moved to Dallas, TX where he worked for various automotive shops specializing in foreign cars. In Dallas, he married Tammy Lynn Murphy on July 1st, 1989. They had three children - Kyle, Kevin, and Kailey. They later divorced but remained good friends.

Eddie received a degree as an Airplane and Power Frame Mechanic in 1994. A master mechanic, his passion was engines and fast cars. He restored his prized 1971 Chevelle and loved working on his Z Car. He raced stock cars at various tracks in the Dallas area. His love of cars was second only to the love he had for his family who he enjoyed spending time with while fishing on Lake Fork.

Eddie is survived by mother Rita, Iola KS; father Gerald, Jackson TN; his sons - Kyle Marnell, Mesquite, TX; Kevin Marnell, Seattle, WA; daughter Kailey Marnell, Mesquite, TX; and grandson Pilot Marnell, Mesquite, TX; Brothers - Michael Marnell, Ennis, TX; Robert Marnell and wife Cathy, St. Louis, MO.; step-brothers Ed Thomas, Kansas City, MO and Mark Thomas, Kansas City, MO; and his two nephews - Colton Marnell, US Navy stationed in Norfolk, Virginia and Christopher Marnell Warrensburg, MO; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by step-father Bob Thomas.

Eddie's life will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the American Legion, 712 Patterson Ave., Iola at 3:30 pm.

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So so sorry Tammy... No body will ever forget that laugh and that smile... Ed will be missed by so many..... RIP my friend....

Jon Rutledge Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of great loss.

Karen Uloth Oct 4 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family.so very sorry for your loss.

Denise Martin Oct 4 2017 12:00 AM

Like a comet, hot and fiery, Eddie was a one and only, as he streaked across the universe. A unique unforgettable guy who will be sorely missed.

Jerry Whitworth Oct 3 2017 12:00 AM

Cheryl Crowe Oct 3 2017 12:00 AM

Marvin Crowe and family Oct 3 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. You know how much we love you all. So much more than neighbors, family through & through. Your loss is our loss. Frank & Michele

Frank & Michele Oct 3 2017 12:00 AM

Dianne Lisa Baker Nichols Oct 2 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with you all

Bryan Manion Oct 2 2017 12:00 AM

We are heart-broken at Eddie's passing and are praying for his family to be wrapped in God's comforting arms. The many wonderful memories we have will hold him forever in our hearts.

Kevin and Janie Hytry Oct 2 2017 12:00 AM

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