Gregory Calhoun O'Connor
1968 - 2020
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Gregory Calhoun O'Connor
Augusta, Georgia—On July 3, 2020 Gregory Calhoun O'Connor entered into rest in his home. Born on May 2, 1968, Greg was a proud and lifelong resident of Augusta. After graduating from Episcopal Day School, Greg attended the Academy of Richmond County prior to graduating from his beloved alma mater the Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina. He went on to further pursue his studies at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, and Augusta University.
A graveside service for family and close friends will be held at Summerville Cemetery on Saturday July 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Robert D. Fain officiating. Should you choose to honor Greg's life that morning, the family respectfully requests that all attendees adhere to all social distancing requirements while keeping a safe distance from the tent at the service. A celebration of his life will be scheduled by the family at a future date when we are able to safely come together in his memory.
Greg's devotion to his family was reflected in his loving and unwavering care for his beloved mother Joan. His love of family was further evident with the pride in which he recounted his frequent family visits in Virginia with his mother, his brother Fuller, his sister Sallie and their families. A man born with a quick wit and a twinkle in his eye, Greg was always on the look-out for good fun and good fellowship with his lifelong group of friends to whom he was dedicated. A lifelong lover of sports and music, Greg was a man whose mischievous love of life brought smiles to the faces of all those he knew and loved. Ever the sharp dresser, his raucous laugh and raspy voice will always be remembered warmly and will forever remain etched in the memories of those who loved him and love him still.
Greg's passion for his community was reflected in the vital role he played in many successful local political campaigns. During these campaigns his boundless energy and enthusiasm were contagious to all those he worked with. His steadfast determination to improve the city he loved by selflessly participating in the political process continues to have a lasting impact and won him the enduring admiration of a new generation of Augusta's political leaders. His dedication to his community was also displayed in his work with locally owned businesses including Sims Appraisal and most recently Augusta Medical Systems. As a proud American who loved the Fourth of July with its fireworks and displays of patriotism, Greg's ascension into heaven the day before Independence Day to watch the festivities from above seems only fitting.
Greg was preceded in death by his father Francis Fuller O'Connor. He is survived by his mother Joan Dunbar O'Connor of Augusta, his brother Francis Fuller O'Connor, Jr. (husband of Cynthia O'Connor) of Middleburg, VA, his sister Sallie O'Connor Wright (wife of Garland Richard Wright) of Glen Allen, VA and his nieces Mary Virginia O'Connor and Sarah Clay Wright.
Lewis D. Baird, Braye C. Boardman, David S. (Deke) Copenhaver, William E. (Bill) Hollingsworth III, F. Fuller O'Connor, Michael C. Osbon, Julian H. Roberts III, Richard A. (Rich) Slaby, Jr. and Brian M. Welsh will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening, July 10, 2020 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.
Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Jul. 6 to Jul. 9, 2020.
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Michelle Phillips
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July 15, 2020
I knew Greg at the Asheville School, where we were classmates. He always had a smile on his face and a spring in his step. With his great sense of humor, "O'Con" brightened the paths and hallways of our alma mater, and I'll remember him fondly.
Casey Gallagher
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July 7, 2020

Greg was one of the first people I met when I moved to Augusta in 1994. He was like a brother to me and I loved him very much. I will miss him dearly. My deepest condolences to the family. -Amy Johnson Strozier
Amy Strozier
Friend
July 7, 2020
I always have loved Greg. He was upbeat and fun. Just a wonderful guy. I was lucky to know him on the tennis court during our Petes Pack days and during our post college running around Augusta days. Truly a lovely gentleman. He will be missed. My heart goes out to Joan, Fuller and Sallie. Prayers.
Leigh Trigg
Leigh B Trigg
Friend
July 7, 2020
Absolutely one of a kind. Many years of fun together. I am sad to learn of his absence in our lives. However, I know that Greg provides us with incredible stories to tell and wonderful thoughts well into the future.
EMORY WILLIAMSON
Friend
July 7, 2020
I always enjoyed Greg's company. He was everyone's friend. He will be missed.
Tommy Connolly
Friend
July 7, 2020
Very sorry to hear about Greg's passing. He was a co worker of mine and a very good guy. Deepest condolences to his friends and family.
Doug James
Coworker
July 7, 2020
Sending sincere condolences to Gregs family. Had not seen him in quite awhile, but always remember him as friendly, smart, funny and classy.
Lorna Barrett
Friend
July 7, 2020
I knew Greg since before kindergarten but his raucous laugh & big heart will certainly be remembered. We all have some great Greg stories to tell. Prayers & condolences.
Cannon Taylor
July 6, 2020
Prayers are with your family. Though its been years since I saw Greg, I still recall vividly what a fun time it was with lots of laughs.
Robert Galloway
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