Mount Vernon News
  • William Fennell III

  • September 14, 2010

HOWARD — William H. “Pops” Fennell III, 90, of Highland Hills Circle, Howard, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon.

He was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Pleasantville, N.J., to the late William and Malinda (Casto) Fennell II. William served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean conflict. He retired in 1980 after 40 years of employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad. William was an avid hunter and fisherman and was well known in the New Jersey area for his saltwater fishing and raising and training 13-inch beagle dogs. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple, Veterans of Foreign Wars and served as adjutant for the American Legion in New Jersey.

He is survived by his son, William (Marjorie) Fennell IV of Howard; two grandchildren, the Rev. William (Amy) Fennell V and Melissa (Steve) Parmelee; and seven great-grandchildren, Billy VI, Drew, Chad and Gabe Fennell, and Erin, Zac and Jack Parmelee.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Fennell.

A funeral service with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be held Thursday at noon at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown, N.J. Pastor Kris Brandenburg, Pastor Steve Schultz and Pastor Chris Tullos will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple Church building fund, 21453 Floralwood Drive, Howard, OH 43028. To view this obituary or leave a condolence, visit

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of William H. “Pops” Fennell III.

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