It is with a heavy heart that the family of Scoutmaster, Michael Connelly, announce his passing.
Michael Robert Connelly, age 70, passed away on June 5, 2018 at his home in Canton, TX after a brief fight with cancer. He was born on October 28, 1947 in Ames, Iowa. He Graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) Law school in the early 70’s and served with the United States Army, Military Intelligence Branch. During his time as an Officer with the Army, he worked with the Caribbean Defense Force helping combat communism throughout Central America and the Caribbean. He was also a defender of our civil liberties as a Constitutional Lawyer. He spoke on and hosted multiple radio programs and was admired by his followers. As a Boy Scout Troop Leader he organized and started one of the largest troops in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While leading his troop he inspired many lives, including his own sons and over 50 scouts to obtain Eagle Scout. He authored several books, including The Mortarmen, Ameyehli – A Story of America, The Rag, Our Constitution, Riders in the Sky: The Ghosts and Legends of Philmont Scout Ranch, and America’s Liveliest Ghosts. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr and Mrs. Roy Connelly; his brother, Rick Connelly; his wife, Kay Connelly; and son, Patrick Connelly. He is survived by his fiance, Anne Bokalo; children, LTC Sean Connelly and wife Alison Connelly(Germany); Michelle Connelly (Baton Rouge); CPT Tim Connelly and wife Jennifer Connelly (Little Rock;) Christopher Connelly (Anchorage); Nicole Abed (Dallas); grandchildren, Caleb and Emmalyn Connelly and Owen Connelly, along with several extended family members.
The family of Michael Robert Connelly