John H. Connelly

September 20, 1926 - January 31, 2018

John Howard Connelly, 91, known to many friends as “JC” was a resident of Fort Myers, FL and NC since 1995, prior to which he was a resident of Skidaway Island, GA, and Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in Fort Myers. Born in Erlanger, Kentucky to Ray and Cora Connelly, both now deceased. John was also preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Marie Connelly, as well as a brother, Ray Connelly.

John was a graduate of the University of Kentucky in 1949. Prior to college, he joined the Navy at the young age of 17, fighting for his country during WWII serving in the South Pacific. John started his own food brokerage 50 years ago and had a successful career in the bakery industry. He was an avid golfer, never met a stranger, lived life to the fullest, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving son, Jay (John Howard III) and wife Ginny of Charlotte, NC, two granddaughters, Berkeley Minkhorst (Diek), and Corey Connelly, both also of Charlotte, special niece, Donna Connelly Barnes of Louisville, KY, several other nieces and nephews, and many dear friends, all of whom the family thanks for their support to John during these past few months. They extend a special thank you to Ashley Dow for her exceptional care for John.

A family Memorial Service is planned at a later date.

Memorial Contributions in memory of John are suggested to The American Heart Assoc, Kidney Foundation, or to the Salvation Army.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.

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