Robert Vincent Conner

White Sulphur Springs-Robert “Bob” Vincent Conner, 59, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at a Pittsburgh, PA hospital after a short illness.

Born Dec. 21, 1954, he was a son of the late Leo and Lela Meador Conner.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of White Sulphur Springs. Robert was an army veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an active member of the National Guard with 20 years service with the Army Reserves. He was a proud Veteran and citizen of our country. Robert had worked at the Veterans Hospital in Beckley and the Veterans Clinic at Lewisburg. He also had worked at the White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center and the Rescue Squad. Robert was a kind hearted person who would come to any one’s aid that was in need and he loved people.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel Paul Conner and Thomas “Sonny” J. Conner.

Survivors include his wife at home, Melba Conner; stepson, Brennan Dolin of White Sulphur Springs; brothers, Edward Arnett Conner (JoAnn) of Flushing, MI, Leonard Steven Conner of Alderson and Kenneth Charles Conner (Judy) of Mount Hope; sister; Maureen Light (Dave) of Las Vegas, NV; many beloved nieces, nephews, a host of friends and special friends, Norma and Cassandra Honaker, Marie Plogger and Oscar Morgan.

His funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, May 14 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where Bishop J. J. Troyer officiated.

Visitation was at the church before the funeral.

A private mausoleum interment service with military rights will be at a later date at Mapledale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to help with family medical expenses.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.