Tuffy McConnell

July 18, 1939 - July 22, 2018


Tuffy McConnell, age 79, of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the family farm in Mena. He was born on Tuesday, July 18, 1939 to Charley and Bertha May Casey McConnell in Henrietta, Oklahoma.

Tuffy believed family came first and was always there for them. He loved to talk and never met a stranger. He was a drywall finisher for over 35 years where he worked with his boys and family. Tuffy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Buford McConnell and two sisters, Joyce Garland and Shirley Mizner. 

Tuffy is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pat McConnell of Mena; his sons and daughters in law, Danny and Mona McConnell of Mena and Charley and Cathy McConnell of Mena; two daughters and son in law, Cindy and Scott Ely of Temecula, California and Carla Rendon of Waldron; his sister, Wanda Bush of Bakersfield, California; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Church of God on Highway 88 East. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena. Visitation will be Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel. 

Pallbearers are Danny McConnell, Charley McConnell, Scott Ely, Brandon McConnell, Connor McConnell, Aaron McConnell and Wilbert Yocum.

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7-23-18 10:49 a.m. 


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