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Jeffrey Delond Conner

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“He is family,friend,mentor,coach. He has watched us grow, rise and succeed. Our memorable times include his watchful eye. He will now watch us as...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Tracy King - Charlotte, NC

“We are so sorry for your loss, your family will be in our prayers. The Moss and Bennett family ”
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Sherman and Jackie Moss - candler, NC

“Jeff Conner Family: There are many people who influence a person’s life; however, Coach Jeff Conner impacted no other life more than he has...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Connie Rogers-Newcome - Glen Rock, PA

“Praying for family and friends that GOD will comfort you in your time of grief. ”
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Melinda Ingle - Smyrna, GA

“My prayers are for all of you in the family... particularly Wes and Clint, who I remember best... your father's sudden passing has to hurt. I am so...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Charlie Sams - Asheville, NC

“I wanted to express my condolences to the Conner family for their loss. I along with everyone from Clyde A. Erwin class of 1982 will always remember ...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa Nesbit - Mooresville, NC

“to the conner family, i only saw jeff once in a while over the years and he was always so kind. may God bless all of his family and loved ones. ”
7 of 100+ | Posted by: mike raymer - asheville, NC

“deepest sorrow for all of you but much love! i will greatly miss my friend. ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: stan/penny carter - candler, NC

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Conner will always hold a special place in our hearts! ”
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Jamie Robinson Padgett - NC

“Dear Conner family I was a student of Coach Conner (1982) he was a kind man sorry for your loose. Roger L. Yarborough ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Roger L. Yarborough - NC

“Dear Conner Family, Jeff and I grew up together in Oak Hill Church and had good times there. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Galloway Ashe - NC

“To the Conner Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Jeff on the side lines,Coming to Pisgah games to support his son, and the...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Anita Churm - Canton, NC

“I didn't get to come to the memorial service cause I was at Justin Boone's funeral.I am so sorry I missed it.I guess the sweetest memory I have is of...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Vicki Holloway Parker - Candler, NC

“Dear Conner Family, Please know that each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jeff was a great football player at Enka and coach. He will be...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Glenda Bailey Shepardson - NC

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and so many lives he has touched. ”
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim Grooms-Hoyle - Asheville, NC

“I am so sorry to hear about Jeff I had no idea. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. ”
16 of 100+ | Posted by: tracy mitchell - weaverville, NC

“I want to take this time and offer my deepest sympathy and sincere well wishes to you and the members of your family in this your time of loss. Coach...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Chris Smith - Gray, TN

“Joe, Marianna, Wes, Clint, and family, We share in the many comforting messages from the Candler community and from afar as we keep you in our...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: John and Elaine Sutton - Candler, NC

“Wes, Clint & Conner family - I'm praying for Gods mercy and grace to cover you in this very difficult time of loss. I was out of town and unable to...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark Raymer - Enka, NC

“Conner family Wishing you great comfort in this time of sorrow. Coach Conner was a great man. My mother, Carolyn,who passed in 94, worked with...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Dean Weber - Fairview, NC

“Coach Conner gave the Erwin Class of 1982 such exciting memories. We are so grateful for our chance to have him as our Coach and mentor during those...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Fisher King - Ogden, UT

“I am so sorry for your loss and you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I remember how handsome Jeff was as a star athlete when I was at Enka ...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Ronnee Eller - Philadelphia, PA

“Conner Family, Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. Death is so hard and there will be MANY hard days ahead of you all, remember all of the...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Gail and Don Trantham - Candler, NC

“Joe and Family, Please know that my family and I will be praying for you! Lose is hard, but with God, all things are possible! ”
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Roger Long - Mills River, NC

“To the Conner family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Jacqui Perry Class of 1982 ”
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Jacqui Perry - Asheville, NC

“Joe and Marianna, So sorry for your loss. Growing up in the Enka community and living across the pasture from the best high school player in WNC was...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim Arrowood Bass - Fairview, NC

“To the Conner family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Coach Conner will be forever remembered by the Erwin Class...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Janet Warren Wilson - Alexander, NC

“To the Connor family, my sincere and heart felt sympathy is extended to each and every one of you. What a great person and firey coach and competitor...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Stroud - Hendersonville, NC

“To the Conner Family, I have many fond memories of Coach Conner, from Erwin to playing softball with Trinity Methodist when he helped coach us. ...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: paige dowdle - spartanburg, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. May God Bless each one of you. ”
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Steven Holbrook - Candler, NC

“To Clint, Wes and the Conner Family, My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time of loss. Coach Conner provided myself and...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Marc Allen - Southlake, TX

“Sorry for your loss. ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Patricia - Newton, NC

“I am deeply sadden to hear of your lost.We played many baseball games against Enka. We have lost a great friend,person and educator in this county...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Calvin Meece - Arden, NC

“To the Conner Family: I was saddened to hear of Jeff's untimely passing. He was a wonderful person. ”
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Charlene Dover - Leicester, NC

“Dear Connor Family ~ Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. You are blessed to have such great support and love from your...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Phyllis Jamison - Asheville, NC

“Conner Family, So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbara Netherton Slagle - NC

“Joe, Marianna and Boys, You are in our thoughts and prayers as we share in your loss. We will miss a wonderful coach, friend and neighbor. ...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Jerry and Lorna Wilkins - Candler, NC

“Marianna and Joe, God be with you both during this difficult time. I have and will continue to pray for you and your family. Please tell Clint...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Gail (Lancaster) Morgan - NC

“THE Conner Family Im am soory for the lose of Jeff. He was a great friend and classmate we shared alot of baseball memories may GOd bless your...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Kenny Lance - Asheville n.c., NC

“Wes, Clint & Conner family - "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." Our thoughts are with you and...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Emily Sutton Dezio - Candler, NC

“Wes, clint, and the entire conner family, Please accept our deepest sypmathy you are in ourthoughts and prayers ”
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Tommy and Kristy Brooks - candler, NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless. ”
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Beth Plemmons Fultz - Arden, NC

“Conner Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Malachi also sends his prayers to...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Allison Wilson Morgan - Candler, NC

“John and I are so sorry to hear that you have lost Jeff. What a fine man and loving father.We enjoyed our times together with him playing football...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: John and Peggy Wilson - Asheville, NC

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a great competitor, athlete, classmate M.H.C., and friend. Competing against him in H.S. B ball and...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Patrick Lanning and family - NC

“Joe, Marianna and Family: I cannot begin to imagine your grief at this sad time. I pray you find comfort knowing Jeff is now with Joleen in...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Diana Robinson Howard - GA

“Conner Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Coach Conner was such a good man. He was my favorite for all 4 years of high school... even though...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Tiffany McKinney - Candler, NC

“Death comes to all. But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold. ”
48 of 100+ | Posted by: A Friend and Rival From Long Ago - NC

“You're all in our prayers. ”
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Darrell L Reece - Pleasant Garden, NC

“Coach Conner was more than a teacher to all of his students, he was an amazing friend. He will truly be missed. ”
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Sarah Davis - Asheville, NC

“To the Conner Family, There are no words...I will focus on the wonderful memories - Jeff the player, Jeff the coach, Jeff the colleague, Jeff the...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim West - Candler, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Jeff was a special person in our community and will never be forgotten. May GOD bring you peace and...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Dawnie Pressley - Candler, NC

“My thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this sad, difficult time. Coach Conner was always very kind to me during his tenure at Erwin High...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Mikki Hunter Lewis - Weaverville, NC

“Dear Conner Family, I am deeply saddened by Jeff's passing. Jeff and I shared many exciting times during our high school years. We shared triumphs...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Wayne Harris - San Antonio, TX

“Mr. and Mrs. Conner, Wess, Clint, Russ, Rafe, Katy, Madison, and Tyson; my thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. May God wrap you in His...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie Brown Sitton - Candler, NC

“To the family of Jeff Conner,. Gus and I share in your sorrow in the loss of Jeff, he is now hand in hand with our Lord and walking along with Joleen...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Shirley and Gus Colagerakis - NC

“Joe and Marianna, we am so sorry to learn of the loss of Jeff. May God be with you and family. Hallie and Duane Morgan ”
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Duane Morgan - Rutherfordton, NC

“Sorry for your loss. I didn't play for Coach, but I was in the football program at the high school during my freshman and sophomore years when he was...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Greg Deal - Abbeville, SC

“Dear Connor Family, My deepest sympathy on the death of a beloved son, father, and grandfather. His life touched thousands through his work, his...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy (Goforth) Taylor - Greer, SC

“God bless your family during this difficult time. Take peace in knowing he is sitting at God's hand. Jeff was always big in life and I remember his...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Diane Stamey Fluharty - Sebastian, FL

“It is very sad to hear about Jeff. It has been a long time since we were neighbors on Oak View Rd. My thoughts and prayers go with the family. ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Wayne Hamlin - Asheville, NC

“I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Caleb Harbin PHS ”
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Caleb Harbin - Canton, NC

“Wes, Clint & Conner Family, I was sad to hear about your dad's passing. I always admired him as a person and as a teacher & coach. I'll never...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Clay Satterfield - Fairview, NC

“Our deepest condolences go out to you. You all are in our prayers. The Medford Family ”
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Medford - Asheville, NC

“Maryanna Joe Anita and family so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. May God be with you and your families keeping you in his loving embrace Our...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Woody and Beverly Bumgardner - NC

“Dear Connor Family, Just thinking of Jeff makes me smile. I remember him as a student in one of my first classes. His smile would light up the...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: June Brendle - Asheville, NC

“Ross and I are so sorry for your loss. Josh and Richard always thought your Dad was special. It must be comforting knowing how many people loved and...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Patsy and Ross Trantham - Candler, NC

“Jeff Connor Family, I am very sadden for your loss. I have very fond memories of Coach Connor. He allowed me to work on his coaching staff in...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Shane Norris (Junior) - Leicester, NC

“Jeff was a good friend. He will be a great loss to all who knew him. Judy Cooper ”
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Maples Cooper - Asheville, NC

“Conner family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God will always be with you for He has given us this promise, "For...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy Smith - Asheville, NC

“Conner family, Very sorry to hear about Jeff, he was loved by many and coached one of my best friends, my father worked with Joe and I am blessed to...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Steven Farmer - high point, NC

“Dear Conner family, My heart goes out to you during this very sad and difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of Coach...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Karena Lance McCoy - Candler, NC

“Wes, Clint, Joe and Marianna, we just knew that Jeff was going to pull through this. We are so sorry for your loss. It seems like we have known...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Van & Debbie Allen - Canton, NC

“Conner Family and Many Friends, I am so sorry for the loss of Jeff. I cannot imagine what you are going through. Many people have had and will...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Janie Moore - Winston-Salem, NC

“Conner family. I am sorry for your loss.There is nothing that anyone person can say that will fill your void or lighten your hearts.Just know that...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Candie Cooper - Candler, NC

“Prayers for the family. ”
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Alice (Whiteside) Madden - NC

77 of 100+ | Posted by: ROB TREXLER - HOUSTON, TX

“I am praying for your family at this very tough time. I regret that I will be unable to attend tomorrow, due to another commitment, but please feel...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Jack Brinkley - Asheville, NC

“Our prayers and Thoughts are with the Conner Family love JJ and Donna Thomas (Trantham) ”
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Jj and Donna Thomas - Candler, NC

“To the family of Jeff Conner: My heartfelt sorrow for your loss. From a fellow classmate of the class of 1970, Enka High. ”
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Jane Britt Holt - Candler, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad period. May God be with you during the coming days. ”
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Darren Dawson - Dunn, NC

“My prayers of comfort to the family; may you find peace in your shared memories.Gods Blessings. ”
82 of 100+ | Posted by: tammy wise fowler - Fairview, NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. I went to Enka and graduated 5 years later than Jeff but remember my brother playing football with Jeff. Jeff was a big...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Sheila Shope King - Candler, NC

“Just to let you know you and your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Jeff influenced many in his lifetime. ”
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Dan Gasperson Family - Ashevile, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family in your loss of a loved one. May his memories give you peace, comfort and strength. ”
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Pam Radcliff Burrell - Asheville, NC

“To the family: I am greatly saddened by your loss. I was a football teammate of Jeff's at Mars Hill College. I have many great memories of that...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Billy Simmons - Greensboro, NC

“Jeff, We will forever miss your sweet smiling face and your kind heart that always made everyone feel loved. Rest in the arms of God. Our loss is...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Bruce and Rhonda King - Old Fort, NC

“To the family of Jeff, We share in the loss of Jeff, he will be missed by all who knew him and especially by the many he coached as he taught...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: David Massie - Candler, NC

“It's still so hard to believe. I just saw Jeff a few days before the heart attack and he looked great. I have many memories from school to all the...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Teresa Hollifield - Asheville, NC

“You are in our prayers ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Jason & Janelle Henson - Candler, NC

“Dear Conner Family: Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time. We will always remember Jeff. Classmate Ronnie Robinson ”
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Ronnie & Brenda Robinson - NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I was in school at Enka with Jeff (class of 72). He influenced a...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna Shope Fowler - Canton, NC

“Conner Family-I was in Jeff's class of 1970 at Enka. Although I did not know him on a personal basis, he was very popular and well liked, and became...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Joyce Young - Candler, NC

“Conner Family, My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you during this difficult time. Coach Conner was a very special man who touched the...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Jennifer Stines Billings - NC

“Dear Conner Family, Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. Coach Conner was my basketball coach at...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Beth Blakely Kearns - Cary, NC

“Dear Conner Family, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Coach Conner. I have great memories of Coach at Erwin High. I played basketball for him...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Sheila Taylor Walden - Asheville, NC

“So sorry for your loss.I will be praying for you all during this time and in the weeks and months ahead. Hold strong to your faith and God will get...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim Lance Hartless - Forest, VA

“The McCoy family are praying for you daily. May God comfort you and give you strength at this most difficult time. I have so many great memories of...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Heidi McCoy - Candler, NC

“Sorry to hear of the loss of Jeff, our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family. ”
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Doug and Margaret Caldwell - NC

“Dear Conner Family, I remember Coach Conner as a serious basketball coach but was always making others laugh when off the court. I never played...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy Taylor Griswold - Asheville, NC

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Jeffrey Delond Conner, 57, of Devonshire Drive, Candler, died on Monday, April 5, 2010, at Memorial Campus, Mission Hospitals. A native of Buncombe Co., he was the son of Joe and Marianna Young Conner. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joleen Miller, who died in 2008. Mr. Conner was a teacher and coach in Buncombe Co. for 30 years. He was a beloved father and friend, and will be remembered as a great dad who loved God and treasured spending time with his family and friends and enjoying life. In addition to his parents, Mr. Conner, is survived by sons, Wes, Clint, Russ, and Rafe Conner; and grandchildren, Madison, Tyson, and Katy Conner. A memorial service for Mr. Conner will be at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Enka High School Gymnasium with the Rev. Joe Yelton officiating. A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Oak Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Wes Austin officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mitch Miller, David Hunter, Ronnie Capps, Mike Moore, Jeff Burleson, Bucky Tarr, and Ben Miller. His family will receive friends following the service on Wednesday evening. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 227 Oak Hill Rd., Candler, NC 28715, where Mr. Conner was a long time member.

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