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Woodward County Obituary
Elmwood Cemetery

© Billings Funeral Home
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Submitted by: Ann Weber

James Robert Parella

September 8, 1979 ~ May 11, 2019

James Parella, 40 year old former Woodward resident, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Amarillo, Texas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

James Robert Parella was born September 8, 1978 in Baytown, Texas; he was the son of Donald Frank and Patricia Jane (Dotson) Parella. James attended school in Baytown, and graduated from Sterling High School in Baytown. While in school James was active in baseball and football. At a young age he developed a fondness for fishing, an activity he enjoyed throughout his life. James worked in the construction field, working in residential and commercial construction. James relocated to Amarillo, Texas after a Hurricane.

Besides fishing, James was an avid chess player and always enjoyed a good game. He also considered the Pittsburgh Steelers as his team. James loved his children, treasured his time spent with them and looked forward to being reunited with them.

James is survived by his children, Patricia Jane (PJ); Casin Don; and James Fisher Parella; parents; Donald and Patricia Parella all of the home; daughter Megan Milligan of Louisiana; sisters, Christina Smith of Woodward; Melissa King of San Angelo, Texas; brother, William Parella of Fort Worth, Texas; nieces; nephews; other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by sister, Carolyn Michelle Milligan; brother, Christopher Cecil Milligan; maternal grandmother, Gillian Dotson; paternal grandfather, Donald Frank Parella, Sr.; brother-in-law, Steve Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Moose Charities with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

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