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Robert "Bob" Merriman McConnel

March 19, 1936April 11, 2021

Robert “Bob” McConnel, age 85 of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at his home in Knoxville. Born and raised in Rochester, PA, Bob left home to attend college at Washington & Jefferson College. He went on to receive his PhD in Mathematics from Duke University. Bob married Carol Schemel in 1962. Together they moved to Tucson, AZ where Bob was a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Arizona for two years. Bob then came to the University of Tennessee where he retired in 2001. During his retirement years, Bob was active in the Knoxville Power Squadron. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Dorothy McConnel. Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carol Schemel McConnel; brother, Richard “Dick” McConnel and wife Penny; nieces and nephews, Amy McConnel, Sally Anderson and husband Shaun, Emily Wyatt, Geoffrey Wyatt and wife Martha, Mike Wyatt and wife Sally and special companions, “Cotton” and “Rusty” who brought him great comfort. A Graveside Service and Inurnment will be held Monday, April 19, 2021 at 3:00pm at Berry Highland West Cemetery, 9913 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN, with Chaplain Jenny Ireland officiating. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Bob’s honor. Condolences may be left to the family at www.berryhighlandwest.com

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