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Walter Conner


1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Walter Conner Obituary
Walter Conner

Chesapeake - Conner, Walter Lee, Sr. 93, born and raised in Portsmouth, VA; recently of Lakewood Manor in Richmond, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 5, 2014. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Mary Elizabeth Johnson Conner, his son Walter "Buddy" Conner Jr., his parents, George Jefferson Conner and Sarah Rebecca Parker Conner; brothers, Willard Clifton Conner and Robert Marshall Conner. He is survived by sisters, Inez Virginia Conner Tynch and Mary Ellen Conner Jones, both of Portsmouth, VA, and daughter, Linda Conner Davis (Billy); daughter in-law, Debbie Conner as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and countless friends. Walter was a member of Highland Baptist Church & Western Branch Baptist Church of Portsmouth, VA, and First Baptist Church in Richmond. After graduating from Deep Creek High School he worked as a civilian for the Navy Department at NAS Norfolk and eventually NAS Oceana until being drafted. He served in WWII with the Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force, 413th Heavy Bombardment Squadron as airplane armorer and gunner on a B17. After the war, Walter graduated from the College of William and Mary, became an active freemason, and resumed working for the Department of the Navy as an electronics engineer for 30 years. Walter was devoted to his family and his church and was loved by all who fell under his ever present and charming smile. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Road, Richmond, Va. 23229, and where his funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, July 11th, 2014. Graveside services 3:00pm Friday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, VA.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 8, 2014
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