Maurice Arnold McConnell, 70, of LaFayette, Ga., died in his home on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
Maurice was raised in LaFayette. After graduation from Georgia Tech he was drafted into the U.S. Army, and was sent to Korea to serve on the DMZ. Upon his return he spent his career with IBM, and returned to his home town and spent the following years on his farm with his wife and his beloved dogs.
Maurice was preceded in death by his father and mother, Joshua D. and Laura E. McConnell; and younger brother, William David McConnell.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary; his brother, Gregory Houston McConnell; niece, Helen Elizabeth Shelton; and nephew, Shannon McConnell.
Graveside service and interment will be Wednesday, June 13 at 11 a.m. in LaFayette Cemetery. Service will be conducted by Rev. Queon Smith. Pallbearers are Cliff Martin, Clay Martin, Will Dendy, Lee Dendy, and David Dendy.
The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Wednesday, June 13 from 10-11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to the Walker County Animal Shelter, 5488 North Marble Top Road, Chickamauga, Ga. 30707.
The arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home of LaFayette.