James "Jimmie" T Connor, Jr.
June 9, 1940 - August 5, 2017
Daingerfield-James T. Connor, Jr. was born June 9, 1940 in Dallas, Texas. He passed away at the age of 77 on August 5, 2017 in Tyler. Jim or Jimmy, as his friends call him, was a life-long resident of Daingerfield. He attended Northwestern State University for two years, before being drafted by the Army. He served in the US Army for 13 years as a helicopter pilot, and was awarded 2 Purple Hearts. He was a member of Vietnam Helicopter Association and loved fishing, hunting and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas Connor, Sr. and Bessie Faye Abernathy Connor, and several aunts and uncles.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Pat Connor of Daingerfield; four children, James T. Connor III and wife, Anna of Florida, Debbie Fann of Daingerfield, Ryan Connor and wife Penni of Hughes Springs, and Misty Brantley and husband Mark of Hughes Springs; sisters, Janet Zimmer and husband Ronny and Mary Jean Smith and husband, Paul, all of Daingerfield; grandchildren, Trevor Stoermer and wife, Kelly, Kaleigh Stoermer, Anthony Connor, Aleasha Fann, Kayla Fann, Jade Lewis and husband Jessie, Kassity Connor, Holly Norris, Kristin Roberts and Kaitlin Brantley; and great grandchildren, Kabreigh Sabato, Shelby Fann, Seth Scarborough, Treton Davidson and Peyton Davidson. Nieces, Daphne Zimmer, DAnna Zimmer, and Mandy Hefner; nephew, Clint Willliams.
A Military graveside service will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Daingerfield Cemetery.
Memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.