September 03, 2020

Samuel Lee Conner, 61, of Thaxton, Virginia, died on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

He was born in Roanoke, Virginia, son of the late Maynard and Elizabeth Conner. Sam was also preceded in death by his brother, Rodney Conner, and grandson, Louie Kearns.

He served over 20 years in the United States Navy and was a member of the Bedford VFW Post #1082 and the Bedford Moose Lodge #1897. Sam loved BlueGrass music and making musical instruments and was an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Remona Mefford Conner; sons, Lance Kearns and wife, Win, Chance Kearns and wife, Rachel, and Sam Huff and wife, Robin; brothers, James Conner and wife, Nancy, and Perry Conner and wife, Valerie; and grandchildren, Gabriel, Tyler, Cillian, Samuel and Patience.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will take place on Saturday, September 5, 2020, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Tacoma Community Church Fellowship Hall.

Arrangements for the Conner family are being handled by Oakey’s Funeral Service - North Chapel, Roanoke, Va., (540) 362-1237. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting