Wilson — Funeral Services for Mr. Tim Leroy Conner, 65, formerly of Wilson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday Feb. 7, 2019, at Alexander Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson with Ricky Way officiating and assisted by Kenny Morrison. Interment will follow at Hewitt Cemetery of Wilson.
Tim was born on Feb. 6, 1953, at Matoon, Ill., to the late Mr. Jack Ellis Conner and Mrs. Madonna Paradine (Grubb) Conner. He departed this life on Friday afternoon Feb. 1, 2019, at his home in Sulphur.
Tim was a Wilson native, being raised here and graduating from Wilson High School in 1971. He attended college at Southeastern Oklahoma State University of Durant where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business administration with a minor in safety.
During college, Tim worked as a night manager for Best Yet Foods Supermarket and also made extra money hustling pool. Tim returned back to Wilson and soon became Manager of the Super C grocery store of Wilson. He worked there for more than 14 years and was well known for always being a good manager and helping those in need. When he left there he worked for Farm Fresh in sales for nine years. Tim left the grocery business and began a career in insurance sales. He worked for several companies throughout the years as an insurance agent providing burial policies, life insurance and medicare supplements. He represented many companies throughout his years as an insurance agent and provided numerous pre-need funeral plans for families of Alexander Funeral Home.
Tim married the former Kelly Morrison on Aug. 7, 1983, at the Wilson Park, and they shared many wonderful years together. He and Kelly enjoyed traveling to many places together and their many camping trips at Lake Murray where Tim always caught the fish. He loved to hunt and fish and was known for always speaking his mind. He cherished being with his family, especially his grandchildren. Tim was a man of ethics and morals and believed in working hard for what you get.
He was a Mason for over 39 years and was currently a member of the Masonic Tyre Lodge #42 of Davis. He attended church at the Chickasaw Trail Southern Baptist Church. He was a past member and organizer of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce and a past two-term president of the Wilson Rotary Club.
Preceding him in death were his grandfather, E.F. Conner; grandmother, Blanche Conner; mother, Madonna Conner; father, Jack Conner; brother, Charles Conner; and his father-in-law, Bobby Morrison.
Survivors include his loving wife Kelly of the home in Sulphur; sons, Michael Conner of Oklahoma City, Ross Conner of Perryville, Ark., and Troy Conner of Ardmore; sister, Linda Crosthwait and husband Larry, of MCloud, and Donna Way and husband Ricky, of Lawton; sister-in-law, Lisa Hernandez and husband Whitey, of Houston, Texas, Shelly Hacker and husband Randy, of Wilson; brother-in-law, Kenny Morrison and wife Kate of, Ada; grandchildren, Charity Crosthwait, Caleb Conner, Gabriel Hacker, Jacob Conner, Della Conner, Samuel Conner and one more on the way; numerous other family and a host of friends.
Casket Bearers are Pete Carlile, Bobby Way, Brock Crosthwait, Dusty Hacker, Ross Conner and Troy Conner.
Honorary bearers are Randy Hacker, Thurman Harris, Larry Morrison, Dan Harper, Zane Gray, Jeremy Way, Whitey Hernandez, Jamie Mercer, Mike Sudderth and Dustin Way.
In memory of Tim, donations can be made to the Hewitt/Bomar Point Cemetery Association; PO Box 360 Wilson, OK 73463.
Family visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home of Wilson.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.