David L. Conner
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David L. Conner, age 78, of Alexandria, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in his residence.
David was an Air Force Veteran having served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1953 and later retired in 1973.
He was born and raised in Belleville, Illinois, where he met and married his sweetheart, Elaine R. Conner in 1952. He and his family moved to Alexandria in 1968. He started working at Dresser Industries in 1973 and later retiring in 1996.
Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of sixty years, Elaine R. Conner of Alexandria; one son, Roger L. Conner and his wife, Aline of Tioga; one daughter, Debra A. Conner Rhame and her husband, Kenneth of Alexandria; six grandchildren, Melanie Ann Young, Annette Marie Conner, Michelle LeAnn Lowe, Christopher Lee Conner, Crystal Leigh Rhame and Sean Tyler Rhame; eleven great grandchildren; one brother, Ronald T. Conner and his wife, Darleen of Lenzburg, Illinois and four nieces, Rhonda, Ellen, Janet and Joan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Timothy L. Conner and Dora E. Conner.
One of his favorite past-times was woodworking, especially making furniture for his family and friends. When not working in his shop, he enjoyed traveling and trying new foods with his wife and grandchildren. He was influential in his grandchildren's lives by taking an active part in their activities. Gardening filled his free time with delight. He always looked forward to relaxing evenings in his recliner after eating at local restaurants.
David was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Alexandria. Additionally, he was a member of the Coughlin Saunders Fans Organization and the Masonic Lodge.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials sent to the United States Wounded Soldiers Foundation, www.uswoundedsoldiers.com.
There will be a Memorial Service held at a later date for family and friends at the Alexandria National Cemetery.
Online notes of condolence may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
Published in The Town Talk on June 15, 2012