In Memory of




Obituary for Nathaniel "Tookie" Connor

Psalm 23:4 " Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Mr. Nathaniel Connor

Memory has a beautiful way of keeping our loved ones near,
Ever close in our hearts and minds are the ones we hold most dear.
Mr. Nathaniel (“Tookie”) Connor of Statesville transitioned into the eternal resting place on Monday, December 5th 2022 at the Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury NC.
Tookie, as he was known throughout his life, was born in Iredell County on Feb-19-1938 to the late George Lee and Gertrude Morrison Connor
Tookie, the youngest of three siblings treasured his one sister and three brothers: Katherine Connor Morrison, George Connor Jr. and Worth Smith Sr. who preceded him in death.
As a skilled truck and machine operator Tookie’s was employed with Highway Construction and Pavement Corporations involving numerous assignments throughout the state of NC.
Our family to cherish Tookie’s memories include his children: Ronald, Tony, Kathy, Darren, Dawn, Felicia, Sherman, Shirley, and Steve. Tookie revered his twenty-two grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; as well as a host of nephews, nieces, and friends.

Should I Go First
Should I go first…and you remain…to walk the road alone.
Just reflect on the happy days that our family have known.
In Spring, wait for the roses red. In Summer, the lilacs blue;
and when Autumn’s brown leaves fall…I’ll catch a breath of you.
Should I go first…and you remain…for battles to be fought
Each thing you’ve touched along the way will be a hallowed spot.
I’ll hear your voice…I’ll see your smile… though blindly I may grope…
The memory of my loving hand will strengthen you with hope.
Should I go first, and you remain to finish with the scroll
Let no dark shadows cast upon you to make your life seem droll
We’ve shared much love and had our fill of joy
Fond memories is the gift from God… that death cannot destroy.