Mr. J C Connell, age 78 , passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018. He was born August 18, 1940 in Perry, Florida to Ivy and Ellie Ellison Connell.
Mr. Connell was a resident of DeFuniak Springs. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He owned and operated Badcock Home Furnishings Store for over 28 years before retiring. He also worked as an Insurance Agent for Peninsular Life Insurance for 18 years. He was an avid reader, he enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and traveling. He was a founding member of the Elks Lodge in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
Mr. Connell was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ronnie Connell; brother, Junior Dean Connell and sister, Louise Hansen.
Mr. Connell is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Helen Connell of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; son, Clint Connell and wife Pepper of Warm Springs, Georgia; two brothers, Gene Connell and wife Mary and Wayne Connell and wife Kathy all of Perry, Florida; sisters, Yonna Pitts of Perry, Florida and Wanda Kemp and husband Don of Crawfordville, Florida and sister-in-law, Barbara Connell of Goose Creek, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Vicci Connell of Warm Springs, Georgia and Hunter Jonus and husband Jasen of LaGrange, Georgia.
A time of visitation will be held 6:00~8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Magnolia Cemetery, with Reverend Joel Glenn officiating.
Flowers are being accepted or donations may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice at 200 Grand Blvd, Suite 205A, Miramar Beach, Florida 32550 or to your favorite charity.
Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.