WILLIAM S. CONNOR, SR (Bill), 73 of Tequesta, FL passed away March 5, 2014 after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Louise of 52 yrs. of marriage. Bill was proud to have served in the US Marine Corps. After returning from his service in the Pacific, he became a dragline operator for Ideal Cement Company, Castle Hayne, NC for 18 years. During his time at Ideal he became President of his local union 452. Bill later acquired his broker's license and sold insurance for Life of Va and Shenandoah Life. Bill was very active in the New Hanover County Democratic Party where he served as Treasurer and Chairman. Bill is also survived by his three children William Jr, Louisa Belk (Geoffrey) and Kimberly Beachum (Robert) and eight grandchildren; Amanda, Will and Emily Connor, Kristen, Connor and Kelsey Belk, Chance and Alec Beachum. A memorial service celebrating Bill's life will be held at Christ Community Church, 4555 Fairview Dr. Wilmington, NC June 14th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fl 33407
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on June 8, 2014