SANTA ANNA — Funeral services for James Robert Connolly, 71, of Santa Anna, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the First Baptist Church of Santa Anna. Burial will follow at the Santa Anna Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Henderson Funeral Home of Santa Anna.

He died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at his residence in Santa Anna.

He was born March 30, 1947 in Tahoka to Charles Glen and Eva Elisabeth Connolly. He served his country in the Vietnam War as a Navy Chief. On Dec. 4, 1992, he married Sandra Reese in Ozona.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Connolly of Santa Anna; his father, Cale Faris of Cleburne sisters, Mary Ballard of Oglesby and Glinda Crownover and husband Ralf Crownover of Andrews; brother, Tom Connolly and wife Diane Connolly of Andrews; children, James Connolly Jr. of Long Beach, Michigan, Charles Glen Connolly of Long Beach, Michigan, Stephanie Marie Jones of Santa Anna, James Wade and wife Laurie Jones of San Angelo, Jason Keith and wife Christina Jones of Santa Anna, Kelvin Wayne and wife Emily Connolly of Wayland, Michigan, Amber Nichole Titsworth of Coleman, Justin Kyle and wife Lauren Jones of Sellersburg, Indiana, and Jarrod Lee and wife Sierra Jones of Lubbock; 30 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in by his father, Charles Glen Connolly; his mother, Eva Elisabeth Faris; and his brother, Joe Glen (Bo) Connolly.