He had attended St. Edwards Catholic Church in Fulton and had retired from the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Union City with more than 30 years of service. He had been a tire builder and had been a resident of this area since 1983.
He is survived by two daughters, Kelly O’Connell of South Fulton and Jennifer O’Connell of Round Rock, Texas; two sons, Nathan O’Connell (Heather) of South Fulton and David O’Connell of Seattle; three grandchildren, Blake Johnson, Michael O’Connell and Reed O’Connell; and three sisters, Nancy Holbrook of Addison, Mich., Mary Venroy of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Michaleen Barczak of Kalamazoo, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis William O’Connell and Mary Kelly O’Connell.
There will be no services held at the funeral home. Private services will be scheduled at a later date. Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.