Eldon “Doug” Connor, 89, of De Valls Bluff, a loving husband, father, and grandfather went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, July 22, 2016. He was born on December 15, 1926, to the late August and Beatrice Connor of Tichnor, Arkansas. He entered into the Army in February, 1945 and served his country during World War II. He was discharged from the Air Force after serving in both branches with the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal. Upon leaving the service, he was employed by Arkansas Power and Light, now Entergy, and retired after 42 years of service. He was a volunteer on the De Valls Bluff Fire Department, retiring after 30 years. Doug was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and camping with his family and friends and a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of De Valls Bluff.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Harmon Glen Connor and brothers, Vogene and Hugh Connor. Doug is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anna Faye Harmon Connor; daughters, Darlene Connor of De Valls Bluff and Roxanne (Rick) Bray of Carlisle; grandchildren, Tucker Connor, Aaron (Shannon) Bray, Josh Bray, Kase (Kelly) Robnett, Desha Thomas, Kerry (Darren) Butcher and 12 great-grandchildren, Kaden, Karson, Connor, Christopher, Caison, Cael, Jessika, Garrett, Dominic, Michael, Brianna, and Jacob.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 6-8 P.M., at the First Baptist Church in De Valls Bluff. Funeral service will be held Monday, July 25, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff.
6 thoughts on “Eldon “Doug” Connor”
Mr. Doug was a remarkable man who will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. We pray that God’s Holy Spirit (the Comforter) and His Word will provide strength, comfort, and assurance in this time of sorrow. With sympathy, Billy and Gail Booth
Anna Faye, Roxanne, and Darlene-
I just wanted you to know you all are in my prayers. Mr. Doug was always so nice when I would see him when visiting Aunt Necie and Uncle Jimmy. I have great memories of you all and send my love.
Robbie Mason Jordan
Saluting a hero of the Greatest Generation!
Mr. Conner was a legend and made a great impression on me when I was growing up. He applauded my decision to enlist in the Navy. My heartfelt condolences go to his family and loved ones.
Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathy to Anna Faye and all of Doug’s family. We always enjoyed both of them as customers and friends for many years. Doug was an honorable man, always friendly and a pleasure to visit with. he was a loving family man and highly regarded as an employee of Arkansas Power & Light Co. He will be sorely missed by many.
So sorry Anna Faye. My prayers will be with you the kids. Loved the last visit I had with you and him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as yall go through these hard times.
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