Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Donald R. Conner

PRINCETON Donald R. Conner, 73, of Glenwood, died peacefully Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born April 26, 1934, at McComas, he was the son of the late Gracie Ann Austin Conner and Doc Huff Conner.

Mr. Conner served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and survived the Tet Offensive while stationed at Da Navy Air Base. He retired as TSGT and had received several decorations, medals and honors during his career. Following the service, he worked for 13 1⁄2 years for Overnite Transfer Company in Green Valley, retiring in 1989. He loved the Atlanta Braves even when they let him down. He attended the Fairview Community Church when his health permitted.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John Cerbert Conner, Jackie Lee Conner, Garwood Conner and Roy Conner, along with sisters, Ocie Ann Conner, Hazel Davis and Mayda Williams.

Left to cherish is memory, his devoted and loving wife of 54 years, Mildred King Conner. He will be deeply missed by his daughters, Donna and husband Galen Morris of Roanoke, Va., Deborah Hubbard Hood of Princeton, and Diana and husband Courtney Fiery of Bluefield, Va. His legacy includes three grandsons, three granddaughters, one great-grandson, and four great-granddaughters. He is also survived by his sister, Jean Belcher and husband Calvin of Garwood; brother, Randolph Conner and wife Faye of Bainbridge, Ohio; and sister-in-law, Maxine Conner of Lashmeet, and many nephews and nieces. His extended family, Dr. Chambers, Dr. Gabe, Dr. Patel and the many nurses and staff of Princeton Community Hospital, and Jason Rose, Michael King and James Wells.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2008, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Larry Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.

Friends may visit with the family today (Thursday) from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Family and friends may share online condolences via

Serving as pallbearers will be Steven Morris, Glen Allen Hubbard Jr., Matthew Fiery, Gus Chaknes, Eric Crocker, and Jason Rose.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the West Virginia Honor Guard Team.

The honor of serving the Conner family has been given to the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.