David was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He worked as a truck driver most of his life and was a member of North Clayton Baptist Church. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Joe Marion and Christine Geneva Conner.
David was preceded in death by: three brothers, Kenneth, Bobby and Robert Conner; and two sisters, Lois Ann Matthews and Hilda Conner.
David is survived by: his wife, Marie Messer Conner; a daughter, Sunshine Conner of Whittier, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Michelle Bussey and Lauren Stewart; a son, David Conner Jr. and wife Melanie of Rabun Gap; a stepson, Dean Keener; two sisters, Wanda Powell of Tuckasegee, N.C., and Nancy Aikens of Randleman, N.C.; four brothers, James Conner of Franklin, N.C., Johnny Conner of Ohio, Danny Conner of Sylva, N.C., and Donald Conner of Cullowhee, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at Tuckasegee Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Powell and Ray Conner officiating. Burial followed in the Tuckasegee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Melton Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.