Swansboro- Theodore Roosevelt “Buster” Connor, Jr., 90, formerly of Dover, NC, passed from this life on August 2, 2017. He was born in Dover on May 31, 1927.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Swansboro with Rev. Buddy Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Buster was employed by the Coca Cola Bottling Company of Kinston for 25 years as Sales Manager. He was employed another 20 years with the Woodman of the World Life Insurance Society. Buster served as a volunteer youth leader and was instrumental in the founding of the Woodman of the World Youth Camp in Fort Barnwell, NC and served on the Board of Trustees until his retirement in 1990. Buster was a member of the Dover Methodist Church and was a retired Charter Member of the Dover Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief for many years as well as several positions on the Dover Town Board including Mayor Pro-Tem. Buster served his country proudly in the US Army where he served in WWII and the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW #9960 of Swansboro. Buster was the unofficial mayor of his neighborhood on the White Oak River and enjoyed helping his neighbors. He also loved fishing in the White Oak River but in his later years could be found patrolling the neighborhood in his “mule” with his faithful companion, Precious. His family and friends will cherish the memory of his wisdom, humor, and hugs.
Buster is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mattie Riggs Connor of the home; son, T. R. “Ted” Connor, III (Nancy) of New Bern/Swansboro; daughter, Gina Connor Harris (Dwight) of Swansboro; grandchildren, Rachel Suzanne Connor of New Bern, Bradley Jason Connor of Wilmington, Dwight Clifford “Cliff” Harris, Jr. (Brynn) of Cedar Point, Matthew Connor Harris (Stephanie) of Stella, and Trevor Cody Harris Swansboro. He is also survived by great grandchildren, Peyton Elizabeth Harris, Cody Connor Harris, Lillian Harper Norris, Chase Eugene Harris, and Aria Aileach Harris.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Dover Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 727, Dover NC 28526.
Jones Funeral Home - Swansboro
Saturday August 5th, 2017
407 Hammocks Road
Swansboro, NC 28584
Special Instructions: The family will recieve friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral homeText me the address
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So Sorry for your loss. Daddy thought a lot of Buster.
Laura, Rosa, Shirley, and families
Submitted by William Conner's daughters Laura, Rosa, Shirley on Aug 5 2017 02:47:23 PM
Sorry for your loss. Praying that all can have comfort and strength during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
Submitted by Robyn on Aug 5 2017 08:56:51 AM
Continued prayers to you Gina and your family. I pray you will find comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Submitted by Carol Lynn Bullock on Aug 4 2017 10:11:15 PM
Carol Lynn Bullock lit a candle for Theodore Roosevelt "Buster" Connor, Jr.
Carol Lynn Bullock lit a candle on Aug 4 2017 10:09:33 PM
Ted & Nancy we are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for many days to come. We love you guys.
Submitted by Ron and cindy Whitney. on Aug 3 2017 07:18:16 PM
Mattie, Ted, Gina,
My family and I love you all and join you in the loss of Buster. We have lost a great friend of many decades. Buster will always be fondly remembered.
Submitted by Margaret Creel on Aug 3 2017 03:20:25 PM
Dear Mattie, Gina, Ted & family,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss of Buster. He will truly be missed by all that knew him. We trust that all the precious memories that you all share of him will comfort you all through this difficult time and throughout all the years to come. Precious memories keep our loved ones in our hearts even after they have departed this earth. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.
With deepest sympathy,
Allen & Debbie humphrey
Submitted by Allen & Debbie Humphrey on Aug 3 2017 01:55:50 PM
Prayers from the Neal's to family
Submitted by Charlie Neal on Aug 3 2017 12:52:01 PM
Ms. Mattie Belle, Ted, Gina & Family,
I am so saddened to learn of Ms. Buster's passing. I have fond memories of him as I grew up in Dover & had the privilege of knowing him. He will surely be missed and was loved and will be missed by so very many people. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. May God comfort and grant you peace through his precious love and the beautiful memories that shall remain with you always. Again, my prayers are with you.
Louise Humphrey (2nd daughter of C L "Dink" & Rena Humphrey)
Submitted by Louise Humphrey on Aug 3 2017 12:12:57 PM
Gina & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish your wonderful memories. He will live on in your hearts. Betsy & Dwight Wills
Submitted by Betsy Wills on Aug 3 2017 11:51:33 AM
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