Obituary Details

H.T. "Rough" Conner

November 26, 1921 - November 8, 2017

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Brookdale North Raleigh
Date:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Service Time:
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Notes

H.T. “Rough” Conner, died Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

He was the son of the late Herbert Alexander and Georgia Logan Conner. Dr. Conner was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn Conner in 2015.

He was a long time Raleigh resident but was raised in the Masonic Home of Virginia at Richmond. As a teenager, he served in the Army Air Corp during WWII flying 35 missions in the China-Burma-India theater for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.
After his Ph.D. at UNC Chapel Hill, he began a career in education serving as NC State Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction prior to his retirement. He was a passionate writer and athlete.

Dr. Conner is survived by one son, Mark Conner and one daughter, Deborah Ann Conner.

In Lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Masonic Home of Virginia, P.O. Box 7866 Henrico VA 23231.
Posted by:
Chase Bullock
Posted on:
February 2, 2020
Thought about HT today, what a great human being. I met him working at Rapid Fitness and he was a personality that you could not forget.
Posted by:
Betty Andrew Marsh
Posted on:
November 12, 2017
Dr. Connor was competent, knowledgable and truly efficient administrator. And, oh, what a joy he was to be around! We both worked with him during the time that statewide testing was in its infancy and saw him occasionally after that. We extend our condolences to his family.
Betty Andrew Marsh and Paul Marsh
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Edwin Kearney
Posted on:
November 12, 2017
I was privileged to accompany H.T. as his "guardian" on his Flight of Honor to Washington, D.C. My wife, Marlene, and I enjoyed many happy visits with H.T. We will always treasure the time we shared with"Rough".
Ed & Marlene Kearney
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roland and phyllis jones
Posted on:
November 8, 2017
Outstanding and great gentleman. Former neighbor of ours. Roland and PHYLLIS Jones. 919 219 8819
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Brookdale North Raleigh
1200 Carlos Dr
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