William “Bob” Robert Conner III, age 72, suddenly passed away in his home in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, on June 14, 2022.
Bob was an avid gardener, enjoyed wood working and watching college basketball; especially the Kansas Jayhawks.
Bob was born on July 14, 1949, in New Bern, NC to Francis Register Conner and William Robert Conner II. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Francis and William Conner II, survived by his wife, Karen O’Connell Conner and 2 children Michael Gardner (Patty), and Kristie Hales (Kurt), brothers Gary Conner and David Conner (Sook) and his sisters, Lisa Pence (Rick) and Susan Huntington. Bob leaves behind 7 loving grandchildren: Eddie, Ally, Jacob, Ethan, Grace, Jesse, and Elijah, a large extended family, many caring nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Kassie.
Bob was a proud graduate of the University of Kansas with B.S.in Electrical Engineering.
Bob served honorably in the United States Navy and Naval Reserves achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was employed for close to 40 years at the US Navy- Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Headquarters in Washington, D.C. as a Senior Engineer of Instrument Control systems (INC) and Shipyard Network system designer.
Visitation will be held on Monday June 20, 2022 at 11:00 am at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, NC with a funeral service to follow at noon.
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