John Phillip Conner, 52, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., passed away on Aug. 21, 2012, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born July 17, 1960, in Parkersburg, W.Va., a son of the late Rollie Connas and Dora Mae Harter Conner.
John held a passion for poetry and was even a published poet. He also enjoyed music and farming, and especially enjoyed his chickens and goats. He was proud to be a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving is one sister, Joyce Scott (Clarence) of Mineral Wells, W.Va.; four brothers, Darryl Conner (Catherine), Gary Conner, and Paul Conner (Darlene), all of Mineral Wells, and James Conner (Paula) of Warsaw, Ind.; two half-brothers, Don and Roy Conner (Marge) both also of Mineral Wells; three nieces, Angie Morgan, Rebecca Murphy, and Kaitlyn Conner; and one nephew, Isaac Conner.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one half-sister, Connie Conner; and two half-brothers, Delmer and Ron Conner.
Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at the Chesterville Cemetery, Mineral Wells, with Pastor Roger Parsons officiating. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit www.lamberttatman.com to share online condolences with the Conner family.