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McConnell Funeral Home

137 North Main Street, Greenwood, AR

OBITUARY

James "JJ" Degnan

February 27, 1995January 2, 2020
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James “JJ” Degnan, 24, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Fort Smith. He was a self-employed landscaper.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, January 9 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Cross Cemetery. Viewing will be Wednesday from 1 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 5 – 7 p.m.

He is survived by two sons, Emmett Lane and Brady James; his parents, James and Janet Degnan of Greenwood and Christy Myers of Fort Smith; one brother, Dustin Williams and wife, Andrea of Charleston; two sisters, Brooke Butler and husband, Lance of Greenwood and Jesika Degnan and fiancée, Jonathan Gooch of Greenwood and grandparents, Kay and Tom Degnan of Rochester, NY, Betty Fredrick of Fort Smith and Vickie Pierce of Van Buren.

An account to benefit Emmett and Brady has been set up at Farmer’s Bank, P.O. Box 610, Greenwood, AR 72936.

  • FAMILY

  • JJ is survived by two sons, Emmett Lane and Brady James; his parents, James and Janet Degnan of Greenwood and Christy Myers of Fort Smith; one brother, Dustin Williams and wife, Andrea of Charleston; two sisters, Brooke Butler and husband, Lance of Greenwood and Jesika Degnan and fiancée, Jonathan Gooch of Greenwood and grandparents, Kay and Tom Degnan of Rochester, NY, Betty Fredrick of Fort Smith and Vickie Pierce of Van Buren.
  • DONATIONS

  • Farmer's Bank Account to benefit Emmett and Brady

Services

  • Viewing Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Family Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020

Memories

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Michelle Kimmey

January 10, 2020

J.J
I just want to say that the last time I got to see you was the day of your grandfathers funeral. You were very undecisive about even going because it was so very hard on you. You looked very nice that day. I said " whew look at that booty in those pants" … lmao.. you grinned so big and Deborah got so mad at me I thought she was going to kick my butt!!! I could see the pain in your eyes that day. I suppose I was just trying to lift your mood. Anyway, I wish I could lift moods of your family and friends that are mourning your loss today. I promise to always be here for Deborah and Emmett. I love them both very much. I don't know if I ever thanked you for working on my lawnmower .. so thank you. You will be missed. Even though we didn't know each other real well I seen the way Emmett looked at you!!! I know just how special you are. RIP JAMES DEGNAN YOU WILL BE MISSED

Angie (Grandma) Pierce

January 9, 2020

I remember when I first met you it seems like it was only yesterday. We didn’t have much time together but what we shared meant the world to me,I love you JJ always have,I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you and your mom. I know we’ll see each other again till that day comes Aloha My Beloved Grandson.

Jamye Windsor

January 9, 2020

As I sit here struggling to find words that will help my heart to understand what my mind simply refuses to believe ... and although there is/was such a great distance that physically separated us, please know that I carry ... we carry .. that your entire Hawaiian Ohana carries you not only in our Thoughts & Prayers but especially in our Hearts 💞 ...
Hopefully with time, everyone’s hurt will lessen and we’ll be able to build some kind of bond/connection with the family you have there, including your Boys’ ...

* Ahui Hou, Malama Pono *

Loving You Always,

Aunty Jamye

(to anyone & everyone who reads this, please, PLEASE give my sister Christy, a kiss and an extremely big, strong yet comforting hug from me and the rest of her Ohana) ... 😘

Yvonne Williams

January 8, 2020

My condolences to all the family.

Angeline Pierce

January 7, 2020

JJ I will love ❤️ you always and I will miss you terribly. Sorry I can’t be there to say Aloha to you or hold your mom’s hand and let her cry 😭 on my shoulder. Your Uncle Jr.,your Papa and the rest of the family is there with you.
Loving You Always
Grandma

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Biography

James “JJ” Degnan, 24, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Fort Smith. He was a self-employed landscaper.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, January 9 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Cross Cemetery. Viewing will be Wednesday from 1 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 5 – 7 p.m.

He is survived by two sons, Emmett Lane and Brady James; his parents, James and Janet Degnan of Greenwood and Christy Myers of Fort Smith; one brother, Dustin Williams and wife, Andrea of Charleston; two sisters, Brooke Butler and husband, Lance of Greenwood and Jesika Degnan and fiancée, Jonathan Gooch of Greenwood and grandparents, Kay and Tom Degnan of Rochester, NY, Betty Fredrick of Fort Smith and Vickie Pierce of Van Buren.

An account to benefit Emmett and Brady has been set up at Farmer’s Bank, P.O. Box 610, Greenwood, AR 72936.