Highly regarded retired teacher Al Parnell Jr., 56, was dropping off a load of garbage behind a convenience store last week when he was shot and killed. "I don't say this lightly, but he's probably the epitome of what every man should be," said Jerry Shooter, who attended college with Parnell and taught with him for more than a decade. "The kids loved him; they flat out loved him. ... He was the most revered man that I ever knew."