Mr. Ronnie Eugene Conner, 73, of Gastonia, NC, was born in Statesville NC on May 2, 1949. He was the son of the late Maime Conner. Ronnie went into eternal rest on Friday July 15, 2022 at Accordius Health of Gastonia, NC.
Ronnie graduated from Unity High School in 1967. He continued his education at Western Carolina University where he graduated in 1977 with his degree in Economics. Ronnie served as the first African American Magistrate of Iredell County for 17 years. Ronnie loved to spend time with his loving wife, watching old westerns, and he loved joking around and laughing.
In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by sisters- Malinda Woods, Esther Sharpe; his great aunt Carolyn Connor; special cousin- Judy Taylor; brother in laws- John Redmon, Stephen Davis, and Ronnie Davis; and his sister in law- Teresa Conner.
He leaves to cherish his memory of life- his wife, Mrs. Betty Conner of the home; his two sons- Clayton (Amber) Waugh of Las Vegas, NV and Charlton (Keisha) Conner of Statesville, NC; one maternal aunt, Dot Mintz; four grandchildren- Olivia Waugh, Jordyn Williams, Chandler Conner, and Charlize Conner. He also leaves his brother Walter “Brenn” Conner; three sisters- Kathy Conner, Shay Conner, and Teresa Redmon; his brother in law Percy “Jerry” Davis (Helen), special cousin- Sandra Wellman and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be held Friday, July 22, 2022, at Rutledge and Bigham mortuary at 2:00 pm, with Elder Keith Williams, doing the eulogy, and Wade Ikard officiating. Visitation will be held from 1-2 pm, and burial will follow in the New Center Presbyterian Church cemetery. Visit the book of memories for Ronnie Eugene Conner at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham is serving the Conner family.