MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- MGySgt John W. McConnaha, USMC ret., 75, passed away December 9, 2017. The family will receive friends Tuesday (Dec 19) at the Millington Chapel from 11:00am until the service at 12:00pm. Interment will follow at 2:00pm at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. He was a Marine who served in Vietnam, a hero to his family, loving parent and grandparent, and devoted member of the VFW Post 7175. After he retired from the Maine Corps, he worked tirelessly with the POW/MIA Division of the Dept. of Defense to reunite families with their loved ones who had not returned from Southeast Asia. He was preceded in death by his spouse, Minnie McConnaha; father, Raymond Marvin McConnaha; mother, Minnie Bell Howard Salts; step-father, James Alonzo “Lonny” Farris; four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Connie (Doug) Southall and grandchildren, Melanie Milner and John Milner, Jr. Any memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.