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David Lynn McConnell of Peachtree City

Mr. David Lynn McConnell of Peachtree City (formerly of Mercer County, Pa.) passed away August 11, 2013.

He was born January 24, 1960 in Greenville, Pa. In 1978 he graduated from Lakeview High School in Stoneboro, Pa., and then went on to graduate from Slippery Rock University in 1982.

He served as a captain in the United States 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; parents, Rodney and Lois McConnell of Muncie, Ind.; his children, Ryan McConnell and his wife, Shawna of Newburyport, Mass. and Casey McConnell of Peachtree City; step-son, Ethan Lillemoe of Norcross; step daughters, Sarah Davenport and her husband, Kelley of Newnan, Rachel Lillemoe of Carrollton; sisters, Bonnie Carothers and her husband, Daniel of Mercer, Pa., Linda Masters and her husband, Brian of Sharpsville, Pa.; brothers, Terry McConnell and his wife, Diane of Hermitage, Pa., Edward McConnell and his wife, Amy of Sharpsburg; step-grandchildren, Charlie, Hannah and Lilly; 8 nieces and nephews; 3 great nieces.

A funeral service was held Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Minister Keith Davenport officiating.

Interment followed at Georgia National Cemetery. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.

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.

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