Woodrow Conner

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 25, 2008

Woodrow W. Conner Jr., age 65 of Goldsboro, went home to be with the Lord on Friday morning, October 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, Woody worked as a produce manager for Food Lion in Murfreesboro, N.C.
Woody 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.
To cherish wonderful memories, Woody leaves behind 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.
He is also survived by 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, Va.; 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 will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at the Chapel of Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square. The interment will follow at the Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery in Roxobel.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at Sykes Funeral Service and at other times at the home of Sandra Conner; 1700 Salem Church Road, Goldsboro, N.C.
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 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.