McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

March 29, 2013

Charles Ray Connor


Submitted report

McALESTER — Charles Ray Connor, 70, of Haileyville, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in McAlester.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brumley-Mills Chapel in Hartshorne with Lonnie Clunn officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of Hartshorne.

Born June 29, 1942, in Haileyville, he was the son of Erbert and Mary Kathryn (Cook) Connor. He was a lifelong resident of Haileyville and graduated from Haileyville High School.

He married Alice Susan Anderson on Feb. 20, 1965, in Haileyville. He worked for the Rock Island Railroad as a brakeman and also at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester and last for OAI in Hartshorne in security.

He also served a six year enlistment in the Oklahoma National Guard.

He was a member of Haileyville Baptist Church. His hobbies included hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Connor, of Haileyville; son, David Ray Connor and wife, Angela, of Coalgate; daughter, Brenda Sue Todd and husband, Michael, Fort Smith, Ark.; mother, Mary Kathryn Cook Connor, of Hartshorne; sister, June Riley, of Hartshorne, and six grandchildren.