2017-04-13 / Obituaries

Russell Anthony McConnell

Memorial services for Russell McConnell, 58, of Giddings, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Jeremy Walloch officiating.

Russell Anthony McConnell was born on July 4, 1958 in Macon, Georgia to Harold and Agnes (Koehler) McConnell. He married Julie Hoekman on April 1, 1991 in Brazoria County, Texas. Russell worked as an auto technician at AJ’s Custom Body & Paint in Giddings. He enjoyed listening to music, gardening, watching football and spending time with his family and friends.

Russell passed away the evening of Saturday, April 8, 2017 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold McConnell and Agnes (Koehler) Drott McConnell; five brothers, John Drott, George “Joe” Drott, Don Drott, William “Bill” Drott and Dan Drott and one sister, Marge Stepneiwski.

Russell is survived by his wife, Julie McConnell of Giddings; two children, Leah McConnell of Giddings and Ethan McConnell of Giddings; four sisters, Ruth Zaricor of Libertyville, Illinois, Carrie Drott of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sally Duplechian of Houston and Jenny Hill of Spring, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to Texas Parks and Wildlife or to the charity of one’s choice.

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