Remains returned to daughter
An urn containing a man’s cremated remains has been recovered after being stolen from a pickup truck in a Port Aransas parking lot.
The urn contained the ashes of Bob Parnell, a 71-year-old Tennessee resident who loved fishing in Port Aransas and visited the town many times over the last 25 years. He died on July 1.
Parnell’s daughter, Patty Revis, of Haslet, neart Forth Worth, drove to Port Aransas with her husband, Jim, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, to spread Parnell’s ashes in the Gulf of Mexico. But, before they could do it, someone broke into their truck and stole a number of the couple’s possessions, including the urn.
On Saturday, Sept. 5, while the Revises still were staying in Port Aransas, they got a call from the Corpus Christi Police Department. An officer said someone had brought the still-sealed urn to the police department. Police turned the urn over to the Revises.
Read the full story in Thursday's South Jetty, in print and online.