Woodstock Funeral Home

8855 Main Street, Woodstock, GA

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the pal...

Kevin Barry O'Connell

November 17, 1964September 28, 2019

Kevin Barry O’Connell, 54, of Canton, GA passed away September 28, 2019. He was born in New York to the late Walter and Barbara O’Connell. After graduating from Lassiter High School in 1983, Kevin attended Kennesaw State University. He enjoyed a career in the landscaping industry for over 30 years. Some of Kevin’s hobbies include reading books, discussing World History, spending time at St. Joe Beach, cooking a great meal, watering his beautiful gardens, or just sitting back watching the sunset. He also enjoyed goofing around and was very outgoing. Most important to Kevin was his family. He was a loving father, uncle, son and brother and friend. He will be tremendously missed by his loving family and many friends. Kevin leaves behind his daughter, Olivia Hennessee ,22, and her husband, Mitchell; son, Blake O’Connell, 17; ; former wife of 31 years and life-long friend, Maria O’Connell; brother, Brian O’Connell (Nancy); brother, Neil O’Connell. Kevin was greatly loved by his former in-laws, including; Oren Compton; the late Patricia Compton; Ed and Sandra Compton; Byron and Lisa Kizer and David and Susan Doctor. He was a loving Uncle to Tyler Kizer, Troy Kizer, Jordan Battersby Young (Zachary), Cosette Doctor; Caroline Doctor; Cornelius Doctor; Stephanie Caldwell ; Amy Bohler (Joseph); Michael O’Connell.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2-4pm at Woodstock Funeral Home, 8855 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Kevin to Autism Speaks

Friends of Kevin’s please join us after the funeral at Keegan’s Irish Pub 1085 Buckhead Crossing #140, Woodstock, GA 30189; Light appetizers will be served. Alcohol not covered but is available. We would love to have a group Irish ☘️ toast in honor of our Sweet Lad Kevin. .


  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019


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Cindy & Joe Shaw

October 5, 2019

Kevin was the most loving, caring gentle giant with the biggest heart. In one of the darkest moments of our lives, Kevin and Maria were there. Our hearts are broken for a loss too soon. Our prayers are with the family as you say goodbye, for now, to this beautiful soul. His memory will live on, because of his legacy left with so many.

We say goodbye for now, until we meet again.
Cindy and Joe Shaw

Sam and Lisa Long

October 5, 2019

Kevin was an extremely rare individual and a precious gift to those whose lives he touched. He had an inherent ability to make one feel valued as an individual when communicating with him.

Now sadly he has far too early taken his celestial journey leaving behind many who will always cherish the love and kindness he so graciously gifted to those around him.

Art Pritchard

October 3, 2019

I feel totally blessed that I was able to know Kevin, he was always someone who would be there for his family and friends. Kevin was a person that had an incredible personality, one that would always make you laugh, would share your grief, or just listen and support you when things were bad. All of the memories have flooded me all week, all the times we spent together, all the funny things and times we had. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends , I hope and pray that his children will know how many people Kevin touched in his life in a positive way, and know how respected he was. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. As Brian said to me , remember the good times. Kevin may be gone, but he will always be remembered. God Bless You Kevin O'Connell and thank-you for the memories-
I wont say goodbye- I will say till we meet again-
Rest In Peace brother!

Amy Bohler

October 3, 2019

The best words to describe my uncle are warmth, kindness, generosity. He was positive and loving to a fault, and he didn’t have a bad word to say about anyone. He was one of the first people to step in and help somebody when they needed it, no questions asked. I remember hearing that my uncle was one of the first ones to show up to my pinning ceremony when I graduated nursing school, and that memory still brings tears to my eyes. He supported his loved ones in all of their endeavors, and shone with pride over his family’s accomplishments, especially for his children. His strength and great sense of humor helped my family through some very dark times in our lives, which is part of why it’s so hard to believe he isn’t here now. Out of everything, his garden was one of the most beautiful things I remember about him. I keep saying that he had the same effect on people around him that he did on his garden. His warmth was a constant, like a light in all of our lives. I still can’t believe he’s gone.

Stephanie and Roy Farrell

October 2, 2019

You will be missed Mr Kevin O’Connell... The Farrell’s cherish the time we got to spend with you. Rest In Peace our friend!!!

Diane and Tony De Martino

October 2, 2019

Walter, Barbara, and Kevin are together once again. May they rest in peace. To Brian and Neil, Olivia and Blake, we send our deepest condolences and love.

Aunt Diane & Uncle Tony

Diane De Martino

October 2, 2019

My nephew Kevin was a warm, intelligent, creative gem. He shined in the eyes of everyone who knew him. He and Maria took wonderful care of his mother Barbara in their home for years when she became ill. When my husband and I visited them prior to her death in 2011, we enjoyed his humor and his conversations. He had this ability to speak knowledgeably on any subject you can think of. His love of botany was evident. He spoke about his plants like they were his children, and like his children, his garden was wonderful. We will miss him.

Diane and Tony De Martino

Alex Boone

October 2, 2019

To the entire O’Connell family- we are so saddened by the loss of Kevin! Tj and I loved him dearly and enjoyed time we spent with him! His laugh was contagious and hilarious; probably one of my favorite things about him! He was truly a kind, gentle giant! I am so sad that Jackson will not get to meet him, but I am certain his memory will live on through his children, brothers and extended family! Love and prayers to you all!
Alex and TJ Boone

Woodstock Funeral Home

September 30, 2019

The staff of Woodstock Funeral Home would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the O’Connell family. Please remember, you are not alone and we will always be here for you.