Commissioner Wayne McConnell

Sullivan Mourns 
Loss of Commissioner Wayne

Commissioner R. Wayne McConnell  

Courtesy of Oak Hill Funeral Home 



R. Wayne McConnell, age 65 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2013 at Bristol Select Specialty Hospital.


He was born in Kingsport and was retired from Meade Corporation. Before his illness, he served with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office; Lynn Garden Community Caring; North Kingsport Community Center; North Kingsport Volunteer Fire Department, and was a longtime member of the Optimist and Ruritan Clubs. Wayne also served on the Sullivan County Commission for over 25 years.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Ora McConnell; brothers, Ryland Fredrick McConnell and Charles Daugherty McConnell.


Surviving are his wife Dena McConnell of the home; one son, Darius McConnell of Kingsport; one daughter, Madoma Green of Kingsport; granddaughter, Heather Green of Kingsport; sister, Carolyn Bellamy of Church Hill; brother, Jim McConnell of Irving, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Funeral Home.


Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home.


Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday in Oak Hill Memorial Park.


The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of R. Wayne McConnell.


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