Allen Wayne Conner

Mr. Allen Wayne Conner of South Boston passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the age of 80.

He was born in Halifax County on Dec. 26, 1938 to the late Ernest Hagood Conner and the late Gladys Snead Waggoner. He was married to Evelyn Dawson Conner.

Wayne was retired from J. P. Stevens as a loom fixer with 43 years of employment.

He loved watching westerns on TV and was an avid sports and NASCAR fan and a member of Halifax Masonic Lodge #96.

He was a veteran, having served his country in the United States Navy during 1955-1958.

Wayne was a kind hearted, caring person with many friends whom he would do anything for. He loved his family and adored his wife, Evelyn, of 48 years.

In addition to his wife, Evelyn, he is survived by daughters Sherri F. Bee and Barbara A. Bishop and husband Larry; brothers Alvin R. Conner and wife Carol, Stan Conner and wife Brenda, Gerald Conner, Gary Dunn and Edwin Dunn; sisters Dorinda C. Martin and husband Bob and Yvonne D. Burnett and husband Jerry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Hugh Conner and Claire D. Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Brooks Lyon Betty B. Jones Chapel with the Rev. Kerry Halbert and Pastor Chris McGee officiating.

Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Scottsburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, 1 – 2 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and other times at the home.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.