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John L. “Jack” Connelly
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Obituary for John L. “Jack” Connelly

John L. “Jack” Connelly, 84, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Collins. Graveside services will be Friday, July 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Lakewood Cemetery in Jackson. Jack was a native of Purchase, New York and received his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland and his M.S. degree from the University of Southern California. Major Connelly retired from the United States Air Force as a Navigator, after serving for over 20 years. His service included a tour of duty in Vietnam, where he received both The Air Medal and The Distinguished Flying Cross. After the military, he went back to school receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the Mississippi College School of Law. It was in Jackson where he met his wife, the late Alice Dale Connelly, with whom he was married for 28 years. He is survived by one step daughter, Carol (Mike) McCrary of Hattiesburg and three grandchildren, Carlie (Micah) Bounds of Hattiesburg, Taylor McCrary (fiancée Grace Claire) of Baton Rouge, La., and Kendall (Blake) Pruett of Sacramento, Ca. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.

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6000 Clinton Blvd
Jackson, MS 39209


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