JB McConnell passed away peacefully at his home in Oakdale, CA on Sunday September 5, 2021 at the age of 92.
JB was born on May 1, 1929 in Midland, Arkansas to Fred and Myrtle McConnell. He was the oldest of 14 children. His father Fred ran a labor camp and followed the crops to Huron, CA where the family would stay for a few years. It was while working in the cotton fields in Huron that JB met Ruby Gilmore. The two would marry in 1949 and raise a family of five children. JB aspired to be an auctioneer but that didn’t work out so he pursued a career in construction.