William Conner Jr.
William "Dave" Conner Jr., 85, of Shiloh, Ill., born Nov. 3, 1928, in Falling Rock, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Dave was a veteran and proudly served his country for 20 years in the United States Air Force then retired from Civil Service after an additional 20 plus years. He was the true definition of a servant and loved helping those in need. He impacted many lives through his volunteering and church related activities. He was a member of Gideon's International and Shiloh United Methodist Church. Dave was an avid fisherman and loved watching sporting events especially those which his children and grandchildren participated in. He was their biggest fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William David Conner Sr., and Ona, nee Young, Wilson Conner.
Surviving are his adoring wife of nearly 56 years, Carol Jean, nee Wert, Conner; four children, Michael (Pam) Conner of Wylie, Texas, Catherine (Chris) Campbell of Lenexa, Kan., Mary Beth (Tom) Krebs of Shiloh, Ill., and Daniel (Kim) Conner of O'Fallon, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Andrew and Amanda Conner, Chase and Colin Campbell, Keenan and Jeremiah Krebs, and Reid, Tyler, and Megan Conner; and a brother, John Conner of Jacksonville, Fla.
A special thank you to Hospice of Southern Illinois and nurse, Cathy, and Home Instead for their love and support of both Dave and the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave's memory are appreciated to Gideon's International, Hospice of Southern Illinois, Shiloh United Methodist Church or the donor's choice. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home in Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Service is at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the funeral home. Interment service 1 p.m. Friday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Chapel in St. Louis, Mo.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 11, 2013