Services for Parnell “Bart” Howard Myhrum
Mon, 01/04/2021 - 9:47am admin
Parnell “Bart” Howard Myhrum, 96 of Sneads Ferry, passed away Saturday morning at his home.
The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville on Tuesday evening from 6 - 7 PM. A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior on Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 PM with Pastors Saurman and Braswell officiating. Burial will be private per family request.
Parnell Howard Myhrum, was born on February 27, 1924 in Fosston, MN to parents Redvald and Ella (Osmonson) Myhrum. He attended Cloverdale Country School, District 237 in rural Fosston through the eighth grade,and Fosston High School, graduating in 1943.
He enlisted in the United States Navy in December of 1943. He served over 30 years, retiring in January 1974 with the rank of Master Chief Hospital Corpsman. His overseas assignments were Special Augmented Hospital #3 on Okinawa in 1945; First Marine Air Wing in Tsingtao, China; Inchon Landing and Chosin Reservoir Campaign with the First Marine Division in Korea in 1950; and the First Marine Air Wing in Danang, Vietnam in 1967. He served aboard the USS Antares and the USS Blackhawk in the Pacific and the Destroyer USS Conway in Atlantic waters. His last assignment was Training Chief at Field Medical Service School at Camp Lejeune, NC
Parnell was united in marriage to Muriel Bjerknes at Samhold Lutheran Church in Gonvick, MN in September 1946. Muriel and Parnell were married for 69 years, and from this union they had four children; Barbara, Parnell Jr., Karen, and Kristi.
He was a charter member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Jacksonville, NC where he held several positions of leadership. He loved reading, computers, crossword puzzles, history, and genealogy.
He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Disabled American Veterans, the Chosin Few, and the China Marine Association.
Survivors include his son Parnell, Jr. (Kaye) of Cary, NC; daughter Karen (Tom) of Sneads Ferry, NC; daughter Kristi (Lonnie) of Hampstead, NC; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; and brother Roger Myhrum (Sue) of Satellite Beach, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife Muriel, daughter Barbara, brother Everett, and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, donations and memorials may be made to the Onslow Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 600 Court St, Jacksonville,NC 28540.