Michael Lee McConnell, 69, passed away Nov. 18, 2010 in Austin, Texas. Michael was a special son, brother, uncle to his family and he will be missed.
Michael was born in Fort Worth on Aug. 27, 1941, to Lee Roy C. McConnell and Nelle McConnell Seekatz. Michael spent most of his life in Austin, except for a few short years of his youth in Ft. Worth and Los Angeles.
ael worked at James Motorcycle Shop on Guadalupe Street for a number of years as well as some other motorcycle shops in Austin. He developed a great love for Harley-Davidson motorcycles and rode them for years. He also worked at the City of Austin power plants and the airport for 20 years until his retirement. His other great interest was wrestling, where he developed friendships with a number of the original wrestlers that appeared in Austin through the years.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James McConnell; and niece Laurel McConnell.
Survivors include: sister, Stephanie Hampton; brother, Timothy McConnell and wife, Jean; stepsisters, Floy Dawson and husband, George, and Flo Elaine Finch; daughter-in-law, Janice Pargman McConnell; cousin, Jeanne Sellers; nieces, Kerry McConnell, Kathy McConnell and Holly Hawk; nephews, Terry Hampton, Leo McConnell, Kevin McConnell and wife, Janet, Paul McConnell and wife, Kate, and Louis Holland and wife, Susan; and special neighbors, the Benner Family and Billie Passmore.
The family wants to express their gratitude to the staff at South Congress Care and Rehab for all the love and care given to Michael.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity, Austin, Texas, or American Diabetes Association.
Graveside services were scheduled at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at the City of Lockhart Cemetery, Lockhart, Texas.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., Lockhart, Texas 78644. Obituary and guest book online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com