David Lynn McConnell of Peachtree City, Ga., formerly of Mercer County, passed away Sunday (8-11-13). He was 53.
He was born Jan. 24, 1960 in Greenville.
In 1978, he graduated from Lakeview High School, Sandy Lake Township, and then went on to graduate from Slippery Rock University in 1982.
He served as a captain in the Air Force as a C-141 and 737 aircraft commander.
Mr. McConnell joined Delta Airlines in 1990 as a first officer on the MD-88 and later as a flight simulator instructor.
He had many hobbies including hiking, photography, traveling, radio control airplanes, singing karaoke, playing guitar and the theater.
He is survived by his wife, Esther McConnell; his parents, Rodney and Lois McConnell, Muncie, Ind.; his children, Ryan McConnell and his wife Shawna, Newburyport, Mass.; and Casey McConnell, Peachtree City; a stepson, Ethan Lillemoe, Norcross, Ga.; stepdaughters, Sarah Davenport and her husband Kelley, Newnan, Ga.; Rachel Lillemoe, Carrollton, Ga.; sisters, Bonnie Carothers and her husband Daniel, Mercer; Linda Masters and her husband Brian, Sharpsville; brothers, Terry McConnell and his wife Diane, Hermitage; and Edward McConnell and his wife Amy, Sharpsburg, Pa.; stepgrandchildren, Charlie, Hannah and Lilly; eight nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces.
The family is accepting flowers or donations to Piedmont Fayette Hospital Cancer Wellness Center. Please address these to Piedmont Healthcare Foundation; 2001 Peachtree Road NE; Suite 400; Atlanta, GA 30309.
David Lynn, 53, Peachtree City, Ga., formerly of Mercer County.
Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (8-15-13) in PARROTT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 8355 Senoia Road, Fairburn, Ga. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com
Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday (8-16-13) in the funeral home chapel with Minister Keith Davenport officiating.
Burial: Georgia National Cemetery.