Charles Raymond Conner

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Charles Raymond Conner, longtime resident of Waco, Texas, passed away August 18, 2022 after a valiant struggle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

A memorial service will be held at Lake Shore Funeral Home at 10am Thursday, September 1. All who knew Charles or his family are welcome to join us in celebrating the life of this amazing father, coworker, friend, and family member.

Charles was born in 1951 in Nueces County, Texas to William and Thelma Conner. After moving around the country, his father’s military career landed the family in Waco, where Charles remained throughout his life. Charles graduated from Connally HS in 1969 and went on to study at McLennan Community College and art school in Dallas. Most of his career was spent in marketing and advertising working for various companies and printers in Waco.

Charles had an outgoing personality – he never met a stranger and loved to talk to and interact with people. He was known best for his quick wit, charming personality, and dynamic sense of humor. Many remember him for the pithy sayings and axioms he was often heard reciting.

Charles is survived by his daughters, Amy Hime and husband Austin Hime, and Abigail Conner; former spouses, Marjorie Kolar Kultgen and Kathleen O’Connell Conner; brother, Rick Conner, as well as countless nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. The family would like to thank Eva Cruz, his friend and caretaker, for her exemplary kindness and service.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Michael Parnell

    I am so sorry for your loss! He was a special guy. I worked with him for years in the printing business and he never failed to make me smile.
    He was so quick witted and loved to make people laugh. I can still remember some of his favorite catch-phrases.
    He will be missed.

  2. I think everyone liked Charlie. He was one of my students at Connally and MCC. Additionally over the years i saw him a few times at MCC and at some Connally reunion meetings. He frequently made me smile or laugh. I lost a friend, but our community lost much more. His happy jovial manner brought smiles to so many. God Bless. I am glad he and I walked the same path for awhile.

  3. Linda Meschke Tubbs

    I enjoyed working with Charles even though it was for a short time it was a fun time.
    I am so sorry for the family’s loss, but he is in a better place without pain. I’m sure the angels will enjoy his wit and humor that I did. Rest in peace.

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