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Visitation: 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
A Remembrance Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m.
Military funeral honors will be presented at 7 p.m.
John D. Conner Jr., age 65, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at his home.
He was born May 23, 1956, in Flora, Illinois, the son of John D. and Marilyn (Hoskins) Conner Sr.
John served in the U.S. Air Force, specializing in E.O.D. operations. He worked for Sledge Drilling for many years and loved oilfield work. John was very caring and was always helping others with handyman projects of all types. He had been part of the Flatlanders Motorcycle Club in the past, and especially enjoyed planting and tending to his tomato plants and spending time with Peabody the dog.
He is survived by a son: Derek Mitchel of Olney; grandchildren: Tristan Mitchel of Olney, Ian Davis of Clay City, and Roreigh Mitchel of Olney; 2 sisters: Cathy Sledge Kieta of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Julie (Kent) Acree of Flora; father: John (Mary Ann) Conner of Flora; stepbrothers: Donnie Sledge and Kevin (Deanna) Brown; stepsister: Vicky Evans; several nieces and nephews, cousins including: Pam Williams and Brenda Rinehart; and friend: Richard Bassett.
He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather: Marilyn and Walter Sledge; and a sister: Elizabeth Ann Conner.
A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. A Remembrance Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. with Pastor Mike Evans officiating. Military funeral honors will be presented at 7 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested to Fur a Good Paws or Clay County Cancer Crusaders and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
We are so so sorry to hear of his passing. I remember Johnny growing up . R.I.P.
R.I.P. Johnnie Jr....no more pain. I will always love you. 💔🤍❤
Sorry for your loss Cathy, may you have peace knowing he is not suffering. Hugs to you my friend!
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to the Family and Friend's.
Gone, but not forgotten, love you Johnnie Jr.
Prayers for the family. RIP Johnny❣️
We always knew one another growing up as kids. Then many years later we became neighbors and reconnected. I am going to miss my neighbor and friend. He made a great mail delivery guy when the mail carrier was always putting my mail in his box and he would bring it to me. Even when he was so sick while taking treatments he would still bring my mail to me. He was a good and kind man. Godspeed on your journey my friend.
Sorry for your loss
I remember John from growing up. Prayers for Family and Friends.
Cathy , Julie, Derek and all of your families..I am so very sorry for the loss of your brother and father. Loved Johnnie too as you all are my "family"...may God hold you all closely now and forever ..to Cathy you are my sister and rock..we will always be there for each other❤🙏
Prayers to Family and Friends
Cathy, Julie and family- we send our heartfelt sympathies at the loss of your brother. We are grateful for John’s service and work, and our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead.
Thoughts and prayers!
Rest in peace Johnny until we meet again!!! Cathy hold on to the good memories and there were a lot, they will help get you through this. We love you and are here if you need us
Sorry for your loss
One of my most favorite people. Johnnie just loved and didn't judge. I always admired that about him. He was there for me a time or two when I needed a listening ear. A good soul gone too soon. I'm just glad he is no longer suffering.
sorry to here about john
John was a big brother to me when I first became a teenager. We shared a passion for dirt bikes and Walt would takes us all over on Sundays to motocross races. I will always remember John as a big brother. Rest in peace brother.
Sending our sincere condolences to Julie Acree and Johnny's entire family. Johnny was such a sweet boy as we knew him in his younger years. RIP Johnny.
Julie and family ... so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Please know your in our thoughts and prayers.
Sorry for your loss.
Sorry to hear you are gone, Johnny! Say "hi" to Dad and your Mom for me. Will see you again someday. Sorry for your loss, Cathy! May God give you peace and comfort during this time. Hugs and love to you!
My thoughts and prayer are lifted up for John's family,
Cathy, So sorry for your loss. Johnny took a chance on me many years ago. As I look back on that day , I still wonder why. Cause he could. And I will be ever grateful for the time I spent on the rig with him and our crew. He was the best boss I have ever had. Cause he truly cared for us. We were family. Hugs and prayers. Love you.
Johnnie, I miss you! My heart hurts but i know you are no longer in pain. Kiss mom and dad for me. Give Elizabeth the biggest hug. I love you, big brother. ❤️ Until the end of time
Sure enjoyed the fishing trips and camping fun we had as kids , reckon we will do them again when we meet up again , prayers for the family , fly high !
Rest in peace my friend, we will take it from here, see u soon. Hold me a seat. Love you much..
So sorry for your loss .RIP John