George "Bud" McConnell
November 11, 1929 – May 8, 2019
George “Bud” McConnell, 89, passed away on May 8, 2019. Bud was born in Enid, Oklahoma on November 11, 1929. He graduated from Lamont High School, in Lamont, Oklahoma, where he excelled in football, basketball and track.
He enlisted in the Army for a short time in the post WWII era, and was released early with plans to attend his beloved University of Oklahoma. However, the Army had other ideas, and he was recalled into the 189th Field Artillery, 45th Infantry Division, during the Korean War, where he earned multiple awards including the Bronze Star for his service. In 1952, his OU studies began, and he met his wife of 62 years, Marianne Nelson. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity, along with a good number of his fellow veterans.
In 1956, Bud began working for Humble Oil in the Land Department in Houston and Tyler, Texas for several years. He attended South Texas Law School at night and obtained his Juris Doctorate. He was a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association. He practiced law for a short duration before going to work for Harry Cullen at Quintana Oil
Bud was an avid golfer, and a member of Sugar Creek Country Club. At Sugar Creek, he was a long time board member and held office of president twice. He is a member of Sugarland First United Methodist Church and enjoyed volunteering with the Tuesday morning guys who did small repairs and other manly tasks on the campus.
He was predeceased by his wife Marianne. He is survived by his daughters Leslie (King) Dobbins and Marcy (Sean) Murphy, and grandchildren Krissa Dobbins Easley and Liam Murphy, and long-time caregiver, Berna Lerma.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bud’s memory may be made to Sugarland Methodist Foundation, College Community Career, or the charity of your choice.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
George "Bud" McConnell
May 21, 2019
To Leslie and Marcy:
In 1970, Bud and Harry Cullen invited me to join in the cost-saving +-52 Rolex order made for oil-field friends; mine - a $210 stainless/smoke face, day date (I could not afford the gold version on my Hamilton Brother's salary) - is on my wrist as I write this. Tears are near...
Bud was 'one of a kind'. I worked for and with him on several projects....when we met one time and he had to abruptly leave his office for a meeting w/Harry, he said "...continue on...use my chair and don't steal anything". With that trust we often shared oil-field stuff, partied at the Houston Club Xmas dances where Marianne took pictures, fished and hunted at Padre in south Texas and were pretty tight for +-50 years.
He was a good-looking, athletic, modest, honest, extremely competent OU oil man , very loyal to Quintana and Harry at all times as far as I knew. His industry and professional reputation was beyond reproach. Jackie and I have already lamented Mariannes passing and now dear Bud is gone. We have lost a good man ...I am very sad and hope you girls will pass on to his progeny his attributes.
Jack Schneider....and Jackie
May 14, 2019
I enjoyed working in the Oil business with Bud. My wife Pat and I have enjoying reconnecting with Bud and Marianne after moving back to Houston 4 years ago. We sat in front of them in church and miss them very much. We were not able to attend Bud’s service today, but wanted you to know they are missed. Sincerely, Paul & Pat Gill
May 13, 2019
Bud was a "mans man'. A delight to be around and always jovial and full of life! A dedicated custodian of Sugar Creek Country Club and one who spent hundreds of hours meeting the needs of the Club without any compensation. Bud was trustworthy and honest to the core. A serious golfer and someone who shared his passion with all of his friends. I will deeply miss joking and harassing him in a loving manner! Bud was a great sport and lived life to the fullest, I will miss him . RIP Good MAN