Conner, Billie Curtis

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Billie Curtis Conner, 91, born on May 14, 1931, of Mount Carmel, Tenn., passed away at home, surrounded by family on Tuesday April 4, 2023. Bill was the son of the late Hozie and Izola Conner of Floyd, Va.

He served in the U.S. Air Force 1952-1960. Bill was a Staff Sergeant honorably discharged with a Good Conduct medal, Korean service medal, United Nations service medal and National Defense service medal. Bill was an operations manager in the textile industry in SW Virginia and Kingsport, Tn retiring from United Cloth of Spartanburg, S.C., in 2008. After retirement Bill became an author, publishing 10 books. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Hope Conner; son, Michael Conner; and brother, Bobbie Conner.

Bill is survived by his daughters and son, Billie Carol (Tony) Linkous, Phyllis (Timmy) Kingery, Phillip Conner, Melanie Collins and Tammy (Robbie) Wells; brother, Donald (Opaldeen) Conner; special nephew, Randall (Bernice) Conner, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren; and his little brown dog, Benji.

The family wants to express their gratitude to Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice, with a special thanks to Ben, Carey, Kelley, and Becky for their help and support.

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