Neal Peyton McConnell


Neal Peyton McConnell

Neal Peyton McConnell passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at the age of 52.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen McConnell; and father, Bill McConnell.

He is survived by his loving mother, Katherine Hamilton; brother, Gary McConnell and wife, Terra McConnell; nephew, Bailey McConnell; great-nephew, Kaden McConnell; and his niece, Sadie McConnell.

He was born in Madison, Ala., in 1965. He graduated from Bradley Central in 1984. He worked at Bowater Paper Mill for 20 years.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping and fishing. In his early days, Neal was an avid mountain biker and hiker; completing sections of the Appalachian Trail.

The Celebration of Life will be held at Companion Funeral Home, 2415 Georgetown Road N.W., Cleveland, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Friends and family will be received from 4 to 6 p.m., with a service following at 6 p.m. with Lake Walker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and condolences to the family may be offered online at


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