Robert Franklin Connor, Sr. 73, of Cherokee passed away at his home on Aug. 12, 2012 following an extended illness. He had served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and had worked many years in the construction industry. He was a member of Cherokee Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Benton Connor; his mother, Mary Lou Plumlee Connor; and a brother, Richard Conner.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Whitetree; his children, Robert Franklin Connor, Jr. and wife, Brynde of Jacksonville, Florida, Jennifer Shaaber and husband, Preston of Jacksonville, Florida, Jonathan McCarter of Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Kathy Whitetree of Franklin, Tennessee. He is also survived by four grandchildren; a brother, John Benton Connor; and a sister, Ralphine Joyce Knowles.
A memorial service to celebrate Bob’s life was held at Cherokee Baptist Church on Aug. 14 with the Rev. Percy Cunningham officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Bob Connor to Medwest Harris Hospice, 132 Sylva Plaza, Sylva, NC 28779.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.