Robert "Mac" Bruce McConnell, (WOROO), 75, Tonganoxie, Kan. passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Hospital, Leavenworth.
Robert "Mac" Bruce McConnell, (WOROO), 75, Tonganoxie, Kan. passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Hospital, Leavenworth. Mac was born December 10,1937 in Tulsa, Oklahoma the son of Joseph and Velma (Minton) McConnell. On November 27,1974 he married Evelyn DeGraw in Kansas City, Kan.
Mac is survived by his wife Evelyn, two sons John D. McConnell and James B. McConnell (Melissa), five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and ex-wife Mary McConnell. He also will be mourned by close friends Dan, Pat, Donna, Shimmin and families and many other friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Mac served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a 32nd degree Mason. He became a Mason at Wyandotte Lodge #3 AF&AM Kansas, and Past Master of the Oskaloosa Lodge #14 AF&AM KS. He was a Mason over 40 years. He was a member of the Pilot Knob Amateur Radio Club, and was a ham operator for over fifty years (WOROO). He was a recipient of the prestigious Buffalo Chip award for outstanding Amateur Radio service. He enjoyed photography, weather spotting and time spent with his family.
Mac retired from the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. He also worked at the Wyandotte County Sheriff Office and Jefferson County Sheriff Office as a dispatcher.
His booming voice and laugh were recognized by many. His sense of humor always brought a smile. When something really hit his funny bone he would laugh so hard he'd suck in air and hoot. You couldn't help but join in on the fun.
Graveside service with military honors will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Chaplain Gary (Sam) Sandford will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Shrine Hospital for Children or Kansas University Cancer Research.
Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of the funeral service. Condolences may sent to www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com