James V. McConnell

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James V. McConnell

February 10, 1939 - November 18, 2018

James V. McConnell James V. McConnell, 79, of Edmond, Okla., passed away on Nov. 18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. James was born Feb. 10, 1939, to Earnest and Faye McConnell in Edmond.
James' father died of a farming accident when he was three years old. James soldiered on, graduating from Edmond Memorial High School in 1957 and serving in the US Army from 1961 to 1964. On June 24th of 1961, James married his wife and loving companion of 57 years, Phyllis Lea McGuire.
He had a career with the US Postal Service for 36 years, a perfect job for someone of his gregarious nature. James never met a stranger and made many friends along his route over time. He survived the Edmond post office tragedy that took the life of his friends and co-workers. After his retirement, he endured another loss. A routine back surgery left James paralyzed and bound for life to a wheelchair. Yet James continued to be upbeat, affable and making friends at every turn.
James was an avid stamp and coin collector, who enjoyed movies, roller coasters, reading, tinkering with cars, travel and talking. Lots of talking.
James is survived by wife Phyllis McConnell, brother Carl McConnell, son and daughter in-law Mike and Colleen McConnell, daughter and son-in-law Lesli McConnell and Ernie Cote, and grandchilden Ryan and Brynn McConnell and Zoe and Foster Cote.
James and Phyllis were active members of Edmond Church of Christ, 801 S. Bryant, Edmond, where services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Published on December 6, 2018
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Saturday December 15, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Edmond Church of Christ

801 South Bryant Avenue, Edmond, OK, USA

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Rev. Kerri Veit
Dec 11, 2018
I am saddened to hear of James' passing. He was "my mailman" as a child and I thought the world of him. Many summer afternoons I would follow Jim around a few houses and we'd talk and talk. He was a real friend to this little girl. God's peace to his family.