Robert Lee McConnell "Bob" died on April 13, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his mother Mary, brothers Richard (Ann) and John (Edie), nephews Michael and Taylor, aunt and uncle Betty and Clell Burgess. He is preceded in death by his father Rob Roy McConnell, Jr. Bob grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia and graduated from York High School. While attending Randolph-Macon College he was all conference in baseball and captain of the football team. After graduation he returned to York County to teach and coach. He was a teacher, baseball coach, and athletic director for 37 years at York, Bruton and Grafton High Schools. Bob was a member of the Yellow Jacket Club and a big supporter of Randolph-Macon Football. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed his weekly outings with his "golfing buddies". Bob was a devoted son, loving brother, great friend and caring mentor to his many students and players. The family would like to thank his medical team (Dr. Booth and Olivia) and the staff at the Hospice House of Williamsburg. His ashes will be spread in a private celebration.
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Published in Daily Press on Apr. 22, 2018.