James Philip Connors, 86, of Bedford, died on Saturday, March 22, 2014. He was the husband of Evelyn Schwarze Connors for sixty-three years. Born May 8, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late James Francis Connors and the late Freda Gilcher Connors. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Dawn Connors Phipps and husband, James of Willow Springs, MO and Bonnie Connors Wilson and husband, Daniel of Bedford; five grandchildren Gregory Phipps, Robert Phipps, Wendy Wilson, Dustin Wilson and Jeremy Wilson; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Freda Kratochvil and husband, Joseph of Culpeper, VA; one sister-in-law, Emily Pierson and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by one sister, Roberta Ostermier. James was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and a veteran of the United States Navy. He retired as a sergeant with the Arlington County Police Department. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Main Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bart Weakley officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to the
, 2050 Langhorne Rd, Suite 201, Lynchburg, VA 24501. Condolences may be sent online by visiting tharpfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, (540) 586-3443.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2014