Ray Mitchell Conner, age 82, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at his home in Ridgecrest, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vollie and Vyrtle Conner; wife, Brenda Rhodes Conner; and two sisters, Helen Conner and Betty Andrews.
Ray is survived by his three children, Wanda McIntosh, Sheila Bentley (Terry) and Jimmy Conner (Kelli); grandchildren, Donny Owensby, Robby Owensby, Jason Murray, Amanda Bentley, Terry Bentley Jr, Jaime Conner, and Michael Conner; six great grandchildren; and siblings, Herschel Everett Conner, Glen Conner, Harold Conner and Barbara Avaleen Ellege.
Ray retired from the WNC Sanitorium in Black Mountain after 41 years. He was a loving and caring father who loved life and enjoyed joking with people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The family will receive friends Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals with a funeral service immediately following.
Burial will be in Broad River Baptist Church Cemetery.