Robert Edward "Bobby" Connell, Jr., 65, of Lakeland, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Lakeland Villa with his daughter by his side, after a lengthy illness.

He was born July 10, 1948 in Apalachicola, a son of the late Agnes Louise M. Connell and Robert Edward Connell, Sr.. Bobby cherished his family and friends. He was an Episcopalian, a lifelong mechanic, and avid hunter and fisherman, and a pet lover.

He is survived by a daughter, Jeanette L. "Jenny" Connell of Pensacola; a son, Robert Edward Connell III of Panama City; step-son, Daniel Hesters and wife Breena of Cumming, Georgia; three step-grandchildren, Zachary Lovell, Dakota Lovell and Jacob Hesters; three sisters, Karen Biddy and husband Jim of Tallahassee, Christian Connell of Apalachicola, and Robin Connell of Tallahassee; an uncle, James Connell of Tallahassee; his aunt, Barbara Marks of Apalachicola; dear friend Royce Rolstad, of Apalachicola; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Connell; maternal grandparents, W.H. and Agnes Marks; and paternal grandparents, Christian and James Connell.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Connell will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Magnolia Room Chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Willis officiating.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Connell will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 16 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Apalachicola, with The Rev. Martha C. Harris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to assist with funeral expenses to Carson McLane Funeral Home, 2215 N. Patterson St. Valdosta, GA 31602. Condolences may be conveyed online at Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta.