Robert Franklin Connor, 83, of Sherrills Ford, N.C., passed away doing what he loved to do, playing golf, on Friday, December 10, 2021. He was born on January 30, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Thomas and Gladys Buire Connor.

Mr. Connor attended St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Ricciardi; and grandson, Christopher Ignacz.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeanne Backus Connor; children, Donna Ignacz and husband Michael, Colleen Connor, Robert Connor and wife Jennifer, and Kevin Connor and wife Emaline; brother, Thomas Connor; and grandchildren, Amanda and John Ignacz, Katie, and Bobby and Sammie Connor.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Therese Catholic Church with Rev. Mark Lawlor officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. James Catholic Church Cemetery in Concord.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lehigh Valley Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2132 South 12th Street, Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18103.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Connor family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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