James (Jim) G Connelley passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the age of 86. He was born on Tuesday, September 20, 1932 in Johnson City, Tennessee to his parents William Scott Connelley and Marjorie Pymm Connelley. He was a resident of Kentwood.

 James was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War serving two tours. James retired from TK Valve formerly of Hammond after 34 years. 

 James is survived by his children, Mike Connelley, David Connelley (Jeanine), Karen Connelley Hano (Michael); daughter-in-law, Loren Starns Connelley; siblings, Phillip Connelley (Roberta), Virginia Connelley Dodd (Sam), Mary Elizabeth Connelley Rowland; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Langford and Faye Connelly; brother-in-law, Edward Klebe; grandchildren, Travis, Justin, Wyatt (Hang), Lindsey (Jace), Kayla, Abby, Katie (Derek), Amanda (Jordan), Elizabeth (Jason); and great grandchildren, Kenadie, Ryliegh, Griffin, Harrison, Lucas, Amelia, Reece, Isabella, Katelyn, and Jacob.

He was preceded by his parents; his wife of 60 years, Syble Hudson Connelley; siblings, Marie Anne Klebe and William Scott Connelly; brothers-in-law, Bill Langford and Wayne Rowland; and nephew, Robert Connelley.