Charles Edward McConnell of Des Moines, Iowa, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 16, 2010. He was born in Cabool, Missouri, November 1, 1943.
He graduated high school at age 17, enlisted in the Air Force and served for four years. After discharge from the military he became a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service. He retired after 28 years.
On November 1, 1969 he married Judy Nagle, and they had three children: Marc, Brent, and Melinda. He was a very devoted father, grandfather, and husband.
He was a member of D.A.V. and New Testament Baptist Church, Des Moines.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughter, Melinda McConnell; two granddaughters, Jozey McCoy and Belinda McConnell, Des Moines; a stepson, Bret (Shirley) Douglas; three step-grandchildren, Carissa, Cody, and Caleigh of Florida; his mother, Christina Kirkpatrick; and two sisters, Bonnie Dolan of Arizona, and Brenda Walker of Des Moines.
He was preceded in death by his father, William; a brother, Donald; two sons, Brent and Marc; and a granddaughter, Kendra McCoy.
Funeral services were Friday, April 23, 2010, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue, Des Moines. Burial followed at Pine Hill Cemetery.