Walter L. McConnell, 76, died Saturday, Dec, 14, 2013, surrounded by his family at his home in Cottondale.
Funeral is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth, and burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Johnny Luckie will play bagpipes, and grandsons Justin, Jake, Joey, Jordan and Ryder McConnell, and Blake Howard will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers are granddaughters Amy and Amber McConnell and Charles Nowell, David Polson and Hank Feighner.
Walter was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Mansfield, La., to Walter F. and Roberta (Nealy) McConnell. He moved to Fort Worth in 1951 and was a graduate of Amon Carter High School.
Walter worked at General Dynamics prior to joining the Fort Worth Fire Department in 1965. He retired from the Fort Worth Fire Department in 1996.
Walter proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for six years. During all those years he had a construction business with his sons. Walter enjoyed hunting and fishing,
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.F. and Roberta McConnell; brother Gordon McConnell; and sons Ted and Clay McConnell.
Walter is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy; son Leslie McConnell of Cottondale; daughter Jill Saulter and husband, Wade, of Keller; sister Sarah Luckie of Haltom City; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
To visit an online memorial, go to www.waltermcconnell.last-memories.com.