Gary D. Conner, age 74, passed away March 5, 2021. He was born in Akron, Ohio to the late Dale and Harriet Conner and graduated from Akron East High School. He attended Salem College in WV and the University of Akron. Gary retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company after 33 years of service and held positions in finance and sales. Throughout his career at Goodyear, he received many awards for his accomplishments. At the age of 65, he began a second career. He worked at Roses Run & Boulder Creek Golf Clubs as a ranger. He volunteered at Mobile Meals and became a member of the Board of Directors. Gary was on the Racing Commission of the All- American Soap Box Derby. He also volunteered at the LPGA Qualifying Tournament in Pinehurst, NC. Gary was an avid Ohio State fan and a NASCAR enthusiast.
Preceded in death by his son, Eric William and sister, Linda. Gary is survived by his wonderful family; daughter, Lorrie (Brad) Schelkle; grandchildren, Brooke and Brandon; and his loving companion of 15 years, Michelle Anderson.
Funeral Services will be held, FRIDAY, March 12, 2021 at 1:00pm at Cox- McNulty Funeral Home, 1376 High Street, Wadsworth. Pastor Amy Downard officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00-1:00pm at the funeral home. Masks will be required. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gary’s honor to the All- American Soap Box Derby, International Soap Box Derby, 1000 George Washington Blvd, Akron, OH 44312.
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