Devin Patrick Connor passed away in Gulfport, Miss., at 10:44 p.m., Oct. 16, 2013, at the age of 24.
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He was born to Tim and Josie Connor on Sept. 15, 1989, and graduated from Aztec High School, where he was a New Mexico State wrestler from 2004 until he graduated in 2008.
Well before the start of his military career, Devin was the first person to be baptized on board USS Constitution on Easter Sunday in April 1990.
On March 29, 2010, Devin joined the U.S. Navy, where he completed boot camp at the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., and shipped off to training and his first duty station with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 in Gulfport. Devin served his country as a Builder in the Navy's Seabee community and promoted to the rank of Petty Officer Third Class. He was a Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist qualified, combat veteran who completed deployments to Afghanistan and Africa while stationed with NMCB 1.
Devin was a member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church and an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.
He married his loving wife, Savannah, Dec. 22, 2010, and they have an unborn daughter, Bellany Raine Connor.
Devin is survived by parents, Tim and Josie Connor; great-grandparents, William and Anna Morgan; paternal grandparents, Jim and Aloha Connor; his maternal grandmother, Subonna Mackenzie; his maternal grandfather, Bob Mackenzie; his siblings, Christopher Connor, Anjoleen Connor, Shannon Connor and Kyle Clark; his niece, Kadynce Saiz; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Steve Connor, Elizabeth Connor, Slim Davis, LaNeve Davis, James Mackenzie and Margaret Mackenzie and his great uncle, Jeffery Morgan.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23,. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Long Beach, where friends may visit two hours prior to the service. A memorial graveside will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery, with full military honors to be provided by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.
Riemann Family Funeral Home, 11280 Three Rivers Road in Gulfport, Miss., 228-539-9800, assisted the family with arrangements.
Tributes may be offered at www.riemannfamily.com.
Riemann Family Funeral Home
11280 Three Rivers Road Gulfport, MS 39503
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31, 2013