Obituary and funeral services: William Clifford ‘Tip’ McConnell, 79, of Monroe

William Clifford “Tip” McConnell, age 79, of Monroe, died on October 15, 2017. He was born in Kannapolis, NC on October 23, 1937 to the late Margie Eller and the late Lattie McConnell.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Epperson McConnell of Monroe; daughter and son in law, Crysti and Wesley Blaylock of Monroe; sister, Betty Mabe of Kannapolis, NC; grandchildren, Eli and Tara Gulsby of Monroe, Jed Gulsby of Monroe; Michael Blaylock of Phoenix, AZ. Great grandchildren: Madelyn Rae Gulsby and William Gulsby. Honorary grandson: Jorge and his wife Leanne Cruz. Nieces and Nephews
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Faith Baptist Church with Dr. James “Buster” Brown, Rev. Chris Conner, and Rev. Mike Blount officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Haven Memory Gardens.

Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at

Tip came to Georgia in 1959 met Ruth Epperson McConnell and married January 2, 1960. Tip retired from Hercules in Covington after 33 years. He served his Monroe community in many different capacities. He coached and umpired little league baseball. He also officiated high school sports. He served as city councilman for 8 years. He was a deacon and active member of Faith Baptist Church for many years. He served on the Apalachee Association as a member and financial director. He was an avid Georgia Tech fan. Pepa loved and supported his grandsons in all areas of their lives especially when they participated in sports whether playing or coaching. He always wanted to be where his family was. When Madelyn Rae was born she was the apple of his eye. Pepa was so proud to tell everybody he met that William, his great grandson, was named after him. Tip loved to laugh, joke, but mostly he loved talking about how The Lord had blessed his family.

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Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Home.

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