Woodrow Conner Jr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Woodrow W. Conner Jr.
GOLDSBORO, N.C.—Woodrow W. Conner Jr., 65, died Oct. 24, 2008.
A native of Kelford, N.C., he was the son of the late Woodrow W. Conner Sr. and the late Gracie Mae Conner. He was known as “Smokie Joe” by those who grew up with him.
Before his illness, he worked as a produce manager for Food Lion in Murfreesboro, N.C.
Mr. Conner suffered complications from a stroke that occurred in April of 2000.
He was lovingly cared for by his former wife, Sandra Conner for the last eight years, and was deeply and profoundly loved and cherished by his family.
Survivors include his best friend, Sandra; two sons, Thomas D. Conner and wife Veronica of Harvest, Alabama and Woodrow W. Conner III (Joe) of Goldsboro; and a daughter, Rhonda Conner Harris and husband Floydie of Goldsboro; eight grandchildren: Nathan, Jayden, Jordan, Joey, Carson, Troy, Landon and Floydie Jr.; his brother, Thurman Conner (Buck) of Kelford, N.C. and a sister, Mae Harrell of Portsmouth; a very special friend, Joe Womack; and a host of family, friends and former co-workers.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Dickens.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Chapel of Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, N.C.
The interment followed at the Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery in Roxobel, N.C.
Sykes Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
The family wishes to thank Advantage Hospice Care of Selma, N.C. and his nurses and care coordinators, Terry, Marsha and Teresa for their tremendous care of Woody in these final months of his life, and also our thanks to the Rev. Sam Harvin for his many visits and to the friends, family and church members who prayed for and visited Woody and his family during his illness.