Obituary- Brett Haskell McConnell (1984 – 2020)


Brett Haskell McConnell passed from this life, Thursday, November 19, 2020. Brett was born October 3, 1984, to Carlton and Brenda (Franklin) McConnell in Waldron, Arkansas. He was 36 years old.

Brett enjoyed fishing, kayaking, hiking and anything else involving the great outdoors. He loved hunting and especially deer hunting with the Buck Knob Deer Camp Crew. He traveled to many parts of the country as a Crane Operator and always found outdoor activities that allowed him to appreciate the area he was in.

He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He especially enjoyed time spent with his nephews, Brycen and Caleb Cox. His special group of friends from high school remained close even when time and miles kept them apart. He enjoyed the time he got to spend with them when in town. Through his travels and work he met many people who became dear friends and extended family. They stayed in touch even when their work took in different directions.

Brett leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Carlton and Brenda McConnell of Y-City, Arkansas, one sister, Shauna Cox and husband Trent, two nephews Brycen and Caleb Cox as well as his grandparents: Clarence and Mary Beth McConnell and Bill and Pat Franklin. Brett will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and colleagues he dearly loved.

Brett’s graveside life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 23, 2020, at the Chant Cemetery in Y-City with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Buck Knob Deer Camp Crew, Travis Taff, Wade Ridenhour, Chris Wright, Joseph Williams and Dustin Billy.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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