Munford - A memorial service for Mr. Thomas H. O'Connor will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Betta View Hills Church of Christ, 2140 U.S. Hwy 78 W., Oxford, with Joey Haynes officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. at the church. Mr. O'Connor passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at his home in Munford. He is preceded in death by a son, John David O'Connor. Mr. O'Connor served his country in the United States Marine Corp from 1950-1954. He served during the Korean War
, where he earned the Korean Service Medal with three stars, the UN Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of Betta View Hills Church of Christ. Mr. O'Connor was a master carpenter and was employed for many years by The Displayers in New York City. He built displays for the 1964 World Fair in New York City and the 1967 World Fair in Montreal, Canada. Among his other "proud projects" were works in the World Trade Center of New York City and the Betty Crocker Kitchens in Minnesota. Mr. O'Connor traveled across the United States and to several different countries building displays and exhibits. After moving to Alabama from New Jersey in 1977, he opened his own cabinet shop and built cabinets for many people across the state of Alabama. He then was employed by Anniston Army Depot where he worked for several years before retiring. Mr. O'Connor has spent the past several years being a loving and dedicated caregiver for his wife, Helen. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Helen T. O'Connor; sons, Thomas O'Connor and his wife, Kaye, of Munford, and Richard O'Connor and his wife, Kim, of Oxford; grandchildren, Jessica O'Connor Duke and her husband, Jonathan, John Bryan O'Connor, Thomas O'Connor and Taylor O'Connor; great-grandson, Jackson Duke; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the O'Connor family requests memorials to Comfort Care Hospice, 702 Battle Street East, Talladega, AL 35160; or to the Kelsey Goodwin Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Betta View Hills Church of Christ, PO Box 3323, Oxford, AL 36203. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com.
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