Obituary of Steven Jerome Connor
Mr. Steven Jerome Connor, 76, beloved husband of Paulette Durham Connor, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL following an illness.
Born on June 25, 1947 in Moline, IL, he was the son of the late Jerry Francis & Bette Chapman Connor, Mr. Connor was a retired Nuclear Physicist with Tetra Tech NUS. He was a member of the North Augusta Seventh-day Adventist Church where he was a volunteer pastor. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the American Nuclear Society.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are 3 sons and daughters-in-law; Steven P. Connor of Aiken, Daniel M. (Vicki) Connor of Evans City, PA., & Seth D. (Olya) Connor of Columbia, SC; 1 sister, Connie Jo Connor of Oxford, GA; 6 grandchildren, Carson Connor, Evan Connor, Gabrielle Connor, Emma Connor, Tristan Connor, Zoriana Connor.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 3:00pm in the Historic George Funeral Home Downtown Chapel with Pastor Jeff Donaldson officiating. Interment will follow in Graniteville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2:00pm until 3:00pm Saturday at the Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 649-6234.
In lieu of flowers, Steve requested that Memorials may be made to Amazing Facts, PO Box 1058, Roseville, CA 95678.
Steve spent his early years in Rock Island, IL and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where he met the love of his life, Paulette. She subsequently introduced him to our Lord and Savior; which changed the course of his life. After completing his graduate work in physics at Georgia Tech, he sacrificed career and wealth to serve as a missionary in Tennessee and southern Georgia. He later worked for many years in the nuclear industry as a nuclear physicist and was nationally known for his exceptional technical skill. Though very accomplished professionally, he only had two real passions in his life, his family and his church. He dedicated his life to teaching his children and grandchildren to be exceptional, to live with integrity, and to love God. 3 John 1:4 best summarizes his life passion: ‘‘I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in truth”. As a founding member of the North Augusta Seventh-day Adventist Church, he dedicated much of his life to supporting, teaching, and guiding his church family. He was an exceptional leader that never wanted to lead, a deeply humble man that shunned all recognition or position. He had incredible knowledge and skill in many facets of life from the trades to philosophy, but it was his spiritual insight and true wisdom that drew many to seek his counsel. Steve,
Daddy, Pa, and Old Goat (some of his many names) was always the one with answers to all life’s question. He fought a valiant and challenging battle with leukemia but spent most of his time cheering up his friends and family. He passed away peacefully with absolute assurance that his next waking moment will be the Second Coming of our Lord.
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1947 - 2024
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