Robert Wayne Conner

Born on September 2, 1944

Departed on May 2, 2013 and resided in Lilburn, GA

CONNER, Robert Wayne Wayne, 68, of Lilburn, GA, passed away Thursday, May 02, 2013 at home from prostate cancer. Born September 2, 1944, in Montgomery, AL, he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, Montgomery, AL, class of '62, and Auburn University, class of '70. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity; a Purple Heart veteran for wounds received in the Republic of Vietnam, where he likely contracted prostate cancer due to exposure to Agent Orange. He retired in 2006 after 26 years as a federal bank examiner with the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, The Federal Home Loan Bank and The Office of Thrift Supervision. He was preceded in death by parents Marvin Wendell Conner, Sr. and Susie Ann Hunter Conner, Montgomery, AL. He is survived by Geri, his loving wife of 39 years; precious daughter Kelly Conner, Smyrna, GA; brother, Marvin Wendell Wink Conner Lynda Cobbs, GA; niece, Karen Allen Steve Dawson, GA; nephew, Troy Conner and wife, Uvalde, TX; numerous cousins, and Barkley, his faithful dog. Cremation has been selected and there will be no services, both at his request. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Tommy James, Montgomery, AL; Ronald A. Cassaras, Wetumpka, AL; Karl Frey, Lilburn, GA; Richard M. Gannaway, Jr., Marietta, GA; Roy Parker, Auburn, AL; and Roger Tegenkamp, Trinity, FL, Bill Brown, Dublin, GA and Lon Conner, Montgomery, AL.. The family gives special thanks to Longleaf Hospice staff for the outstanding care they gave to Wayne during his final days. In lieu of flowers, contact a loved one and let them know you care. WAR EAGLE!

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  1. Brenda H. Browning May 2, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to Geri and Kelly on the loss of their loved one. We will all miss him.

  2. Audrey Manwell May 3, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Kelly, thinking about you and praying for your strength. Be strong and cherish the memories of all the good times!

  3. Thomas Williams May 3, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My prayers are with you and your family during your loss. God Bless.

  4. Todd Boerema May 3, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply


    My depest condolences to you and your family. You will be in our prayers and thoughts.

    Todd and Vicki Boerema

  5. Stan Chudzik May 3, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Kelly, My Prayers for your family to find the Strength and Support for your loss.

  6. Paula Valdivia May 3, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Kelly, I am thinking of you and your mother in this difficult time. My prayers are with both of you.

  7. Betsey Montanye May 4, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Kelly- Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time. Thinking of you!!

  8. John Starks May 4, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Gerry and Kelly my thoughts and prayers are with you both in this difficult time.

  9. Lisa Roberson May 5, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Geri, I don’t know if you and Kelly will remember me. I used to work with Wayne. He trained me how to be an examiner. Wayne was a wonderful man who always made us laugh. I am a better person having known him. I was very sorry to learn of his passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Lisa

  10. Rick Gannaway May 5, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Geri and Kelli,

    Wayne was my best friend at the FHLB/OTS. We had such good times working together all those years. It is a tribute to him that remembrances from former colleagues were so plentiful. He fought his dreaded cancer to the very end. I admire him SO much for that. I feel empty that he is gone but know he is in a better place….and is screaming “War Eagle” at all the ‘Bama alums in Heaven. I will always love and miss him.

  11. Patricia Marriott May 6, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Geri, Kelli
    Wayne will be sorely missed. I am so happy that we got to spend some time together before it was time to go. He was the best and always happy to help. We’ve had some good times together and I have nothing but fond memories of him, things that make me smile when I think about him. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Let’s celebrate his wonderful life.

  12. David Hughey May 7, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Gerri and Kelli: All my condolences and best wishes at this difficult time. I worked with Wayne for many years, and I found him to be a gentleman and a friend at all times. He thought the world of you two, and his sense of humor was enjoyed by all who knew him. God bless you both.

  13. Fonda Rowan May 7, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Gerri and Kelly
    My heart is sad to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was such a great mentor and friend. Always willing to help in any way, but most of all, he kept us entertained with his awesome sense of humor. I am never with co-workers from those days that a great Wayne story does not come up to keep us laughing. I never really had a chance to get to know you two personally but Wayne was so proud of you both. He constantly talked about all of Kelly’s achievements and shared pictures of his beautiful daughter. May you find comfort in the memories. “War Eagle”!

  14. Stephany Darden May 8, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Kelly- Our prayers are with you and your family. -Stephany & Samm Darden

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