Rev. Robert Jason Conner


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Rev. Robert Jason Conner, age 61 of Jefferson.

Rev. Conner was a son to the late Benjamin Arren Conner and the late Julia Mac Franklin Conner. He grew up as a dairy farmer at Conner Farms until he was called into the ministry. As a graduate of UGA, he was an avid Dawg fan who studied history and the Bible. Rev. Conner coached many sports teams through the years and also served as a counselor and mentor. Ordained into the ministry 30 years ago, he last served as the pastor of Legacy Baptist Church in Jefferson. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Conner.

Survivors include: his wife, Jean Sasser Conner; daughter, Jennifer (Ritch) Bray; son, Jason (Amy) Conner; daughter, Mary (Allen) Hanson; son, Sasser Conner; all of Jefferson; grandchildren include, Madison, Conner, Arren, and Brayden; brothers, Ben A. Conner of Savannah, Franklin Conner of St. Simons, Al Conner of Columbia, SC; sisters, Beverly Cole of Dalton, Vickie Kennedy of Dunwoody.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 15 at 2 pm at Cleveland Road Baptist Church in Bogart with Dr. Chuck Herring officiating. The visitation will be held on Tuesday from 12 – 2 pm, prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.
The burial will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Jefferson.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in BarrowCountyNews from Jan. 15 to Feb. 14, 2013
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