Theodore Leroy “Ted” O’Connell, 79, of McWhorter Road, Jane Lew, passed away unexpectedly at 11:12 a.m., on Monday, January 1, 2018, at his home from a probable heart attack.
He was born in Denver, CO, on July 3, 1938, a son of the late Timothy James O’Connell and Hazel Irene Moon O‘Connell.
He is survived by three children: Theodore “Teddy” O’Connell and wife, Millie Smith, of Clarksburg, Leon Kevin O’Connell, and Connie Marie O’Connell Everett and husband, Roger, of Jane Lew; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Jean Jeffries of Thorton, CO; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings: Timothy O’Connell, Margaret “Pat” Baker, Trenton O’Connell, and Irene Coulter.
Ted was an honored 20-year veteran of the United States Army who served as a clinical specialist during Vietnam. Following his military career, he worked as a cashier at the Lakeside Amusement Park in Denver, Co., then as a security guard for American Protective Service in Denver, CO. He was a Civil War buff who enjoyed watching documentaries and reading westerns, and Tom Clancy Novels. Family was his greatest treasure and he enjoyed sharing stories of his family history and passing on traditions to the younger generation.
Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew, from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018. Funeral Services will follow at 10 a.m., at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Theodore “Teddy” O’Connell officiating. Interment will follow in the WV National Cemetery in Grafton. Full military honors will be accorded by the United States Army.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made at the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Theodore “Ted” O’Connell. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.