George E. Conner Jr.

Apr 12, 2017

Forever Loved

DURHAM — George Edward Conner Jr., 33, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Duke University Medical Center.

A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of George Edward Conner and Nancy Morris. George was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Betty Jean Conner.

George had the most beautiful smile that was full of life. His passions were cooking, sketching and video games. Although his time here was short, he will forever be remembered in our hearts.

George is survived by his parents, George Conner Sr., and his wife, Becky, of Clyde; mother, Nancy Gibson, of Texas; paternal grandfather, Lloyd Conner, of Balsam; maternal grandmother, Betty Gibson, of Kansas; girlfriend, Catlin Ryan, of Durham; step-grandparents, Homer and Marie James, of Clyde; two sisters, Jenny Conner and her fiancé, Dylon Ingle, and Contessa Long, all of Clyde; brother, Cody Conner, and girlfriend, Ayla Mathis, of Waynesville; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. George Dewitt officiating. Burial will follow at Ashe Cemetery. The family will received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at