Tom Conner, age 82, of Morganton, NC passed away peacefully Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Burke Hospice & Palliative Care in Valdese, NC.
Tom was born February 4, 1939 in McDowell County, NC. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Henredon Furniture. He enjoyed fishing and watching football and NASCAR. His favorite place to be was at home on his farm.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents, John and Gladys Spencer Conner; his daughter, Carolyn Beard; his grandson, Martin Conner; and two brothers, John Wayne “Johnny” Conner and Douglas “Butch” Conner.
Those left behind to cherish Tom’s memory are four children, Debra Causby of Morganton, Rhonda Black of Valdese, Linda Conner of the home, and Edward Tyson Conner of Morganton; six grandchildren, Josh, Billie Marie, Thomas, Welborn, Charles Dalton and Owen; seven great-grandchildren, Nathan, Rylee, Londyn, Alaina, Emmy, Baylum and Maverick; and three siblings, David Joel Conner, Sue Conner Freeman and James William “Bill” Conner.
The Conner family will have a gathering of friends and family at Tom’s home at a later date.
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