He attended Grant Middle School, Fairview Heights, IL, and Belleville Township High School East. With his parents, Scott moved to Cherokee Village, Arkansas, where he excelled in football and baseball and was captain of his baseball teams at Highland High School in Hardy, Arkansas. Upon graduation in May of 1969, Scott received a baseball scholarship but instead chose to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. He proudly served his country from August 1969 to July 1976, during the Vietnam War. After the service, he worked for Jim Taylor Roofing and Top Priority Roofing. Later, he went on the road logging many hours across the country as an owner and operator for Rogers Cartage, McKenzie Tank Lines and lastly, Kemira.
Scott was known for his sense of humor and excellent cooking skills. He was king of his grill and always had plenty to share at any given time for family and friends who stopped by. He was an excellent handyman and very meticulous in everything he did. He was a giver, always helping anyone in need, never asking for anything in return. He could carry on a good discussion on any topic and was a good listener. He had a heart of gold. He enjoyed camping, but most importantly loved to watch his grandson play baseball. He always advised about coming to a fork in the road and you had better be sure to take the right path, and he believed every cloud had a silver lining.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Mary L., nee Schwahn, Conner; brothers, James A. “Buster” Conner, Dennis Conner, Patrick Conner, and Glen E. Conner; a sister, Georgia “Toots” Sharkey; a sister-in-law, Grace Conner; brothers-in-law, Harry Picou, Joe Mueller, Henry Tepen, Steve Sharkey, Brian Dauphin, and Jeff Thouvenot; and his father-in-law, James L. Dauphin.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Janice, nee Dauphin, Conner, whom he married on January 23, 1987, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL;
daughter, Candace Scharringhausen;
grandson, Connor Litzler;
three brothers, Michael (Susie),
and Marshall (Charlotte) Conner;
six sisters, Mary Picou (Edward Clukie),
Carol (Victor) Walter,
and Cheryl (Darryl) Valperts;
his mother-in-law, Shirley M. Dauphin;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Patricia Conner,
James C. (Pam) Dauphin, Wanda (Greg) Deppe,
Debi (Tom) Beaston, Larry (Jan) Dauphin,
Mark (Karen) Dauphin, Paul (Denise) Dauphin,
Duane (Laurie) Dauphin, Karen (Rich) Engel,
Barbara (Lars) Johansson, Ron (Denise) Dauphin,
Michelle Thouvenot, and Nicole (Don) Culley;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Scott was loved by all who knew him and his presence here on earth will be sadly missed, but remembered with much love. He is with our Lord and Savior, now rejoining his loved ones who have been waiting for him, and now has everlasting life in God’s great kingdom, watching over all of us.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Mark Maynard officiating.
Burial with military honors will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Dear Janice, Candace, Connor & family:
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
The Gray Family
Susie, Doug, Dougie, Jake & Abby
Susie Dahm Gray, Swansea, IL, 62226
Janice and family, Please know that all of our love and thoughts go to you and yours and our family. Scott was our uncle but so close to our own age we never considered him an uncle. He was always a comic. He will truly be missed. Know that everyone of our family members in heaven are with him. Our mom (Grace Conner) loved all of the Conner family. We love all of you dearly, and please take care of each other. Ernie & Sandy Isam
Ernie & Sandy Isam, , ,
Our Condolence To Janice, Candace, and Conner for there loss.
GeorgeSr and Della Schaub
, Belleville, Illinois, 62223
“Our Condolence For Your Loss” George Sr. and Della Schaub
George G Schaub Sr., Belleville, Illinois, 62223