Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton, with burial to follow in the Obion County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today and anytime Friday until the service hour at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to McConnell Baptist Church, 9363 McConnell Road, Martin, TN 38237; or to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
He was a member of the McConnell Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He worked at Robinson Grain Co. in Union City before becoming self-employed as a farmer and he served on the Farm Credit Service Board, Obion County Farm Bureau Board and Obion County Co-op Board. A graduate of the former Troy High School, he served in the Tennessee National Guard in Union City
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy (Wilhaucks) McConnell; two daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Paul Maxwell of South Fulton and Melissa and Donald Hardin of Medina; five grandchildren, Morgan Maxwell and Macy Maxwell, both of South Fulton, and Hannah Grace Hardin, Connell Wade Hardin and Mason Hardin, all of Medina; his brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Nancy McConnell of South Fulton; his sister-in-law, Virginia Wilhaucks of South Fulton; his mother-in-law, Marie Wilhaucks of South Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Jane (Prather) McConnell; his grandparents, George B. and Clara Prather and John H. and Lilla McConnell; his father-in-law, James “Buck” Wilhaucks; and his brother-in-law, James Wilhaucks Jr.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.