Ted Conner

Sherrills Ford, North Carolina


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Ted Conner (Ira Thurston Conner) passed away at his home in North Carolina on October 13, 2015. He resided in Port Orange prior to moving to North Carolina in December 2014. He was born and raised in Meadows of Dan, Patrick County Virginia January 21, 1923. Loving and de-voted husband...

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Ted was truly a great man and I am blessed to have met him. My mom Maxine Egan played bass guitar with Ted for many, many years. I wish I took guitar lessons from such a great man and gentleman.

Our parents, Dick and Maxine Egan, knew and played with Ted for years. I have great memories and photos of them playing together. He was an amazing musician and person. Such a gentle person. He took off from work at the band shell to play at our mother's service on the guitar he made. So beautiful and touching. Amazing Grace never sound so good. My siblings and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your parents so close together. We recently learned of this and ask that you excuse such...

I was lucky enough to have been introduced to Ted by my former guitar instructor Matt, and I was fortunate enough to get a chance to study with him for about a year. Ted was an exceptional guitar player and an even more exceptional man. Although I didn't study guitar with Ted for that long he would still keep in touch with me over the years. Every now and then he would call just to say hello, see how I was doing, and ask what I was up to with my playing. I admired him as a musician and I...

we are very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad, our heart and thoughts goes out to the family. you're dad was and always will be a wonderful man and an inspiration to the music world and everyone he touched may he rest in peace and dance with his wife. love john & julie

Sorry to here about the lost of your Day our hearts go out to you and your family

Sorry to hear about your father. Heavy hearts and prayers form Lisa and I. God Bless

I only knew this great man for a few months but it feels like years in a way. I am so grateful for the privilege of knowing him and for the gift of some guitar lessons that he was able to give in his last days, despite not feeling well. But that was Ted. His joy was so evident when he was teaching. I wish I could have known you longer, but Ted, I am happy that you are resting in peace with no more worries. My deepest sympathy, prayers for peace for his family.

I met Ted through a former student and friend of his, Matt Whittington, when I was a very young musician performing in Daytona for a summer back in teh early 80s. Any time we weren't playing, we were down front of wherever Ted was playing just to soak it all in. He was a very genuine person and that "true to self" feeling that he embodied came out in his playing. I'm glad I knew him and I am sorry that he is gone.

Thank you for guiding me in my very early years. You inspired so many of us back n those days. I appreciate, even more, that you and Ron Gilotti's Trio played at my Retirement Party. You were a wonderful man and a gracious teacher. Rest In Peace, Ted.