He was the owner of Beauty Craft Florist for 35 years, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He loved to travel and enjoyed gardening after retiring from his business.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peyton and Nellie Hicks McConnell; brother, Earl McConnell; and sister, Colleen Hawkins.
Survivors include his sons: Neal (Karen) McConnell and Gary (Terra) McConnell, all of Cleveland; two grandchildren: Bailey Peyton McConnell and one on the way, Sadie Meyer McConnell; great-grandchild, Kaden Peyton McConnell; brother, David (Gail) McConnell of Ten Mile; sisters: Laura (Larry) Beck of Cleveland, Gail McConnell of Nashville and Reba Massengil of Chattanooga; sister-in-law, Betty McConnell of Cleveland; the mother of his children, Katherine Sue Hamilton of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with Pastor Lake Walker officiating.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the McConnell family guest book at www.grissomfh.net.