Lev Old Connor – November 19, 2011

Lev Old Connor, 85, formerly of Dalhart, died Saturday, November 19, 2011 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the Denver Ave. Church of Christ, 1420 Denver Ave., in Dalhart with Dean Whaley, Minister, officiating.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lev was born on December 26, 1925, in Dangerfield, Texas, to Terrell and Sybil Connor.  He served in the United States Navy during WWII.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1950.  He was District Supervisor for the FMHA in the North Texas District for over 20 years.  He was also a homebuilder and developer.  He continued to support Texas A&M all of his life and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Lev was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Del Connor; two great-grandchildren, Jessica Hawkins and Kelsey Patterson; three brothers; and one sister.

He is survived by his stepson, Tommy Patterson and wife Martha of Amarillo; a sister, Margaret Ann Youngblood of Brownwood; four grandchildren, Guy Patterson and wife Melinda of Bushland, Joey Patterson and wife Kay of Amarillo, Mykie McClellan and husband Bryan of Dalhart, Tony McLain and wife Katherine of Houston; ten great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and seventeen nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the church on Tuesday.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent in memory of Lev Connor to the Ryan Williams Fight Against Cancer Fund at GOFUNDME.COM.

3 Responses to “Lev Old Connor – November 19, 2011”

  1. Jackie R. Sheldon says:

    Martha and Melinda, May God bless you and yours in this time of loss.

    Read John 14:15 – 21

    Jesus said, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize I am in my Father, I am in you and you are in me. John 14:18 – 20 (New International Version)

    Even though I was an adult when my parents died, I felt a keen-sense of what it was like to be an orphan. Gone were the two people who had nurtured me and shaped my life. Sharp grief gave way to bewilderment, “Who am I now; who knows me deeply yet loves me anyway? The gospel of John recounts Jesus telling his disciples although the time is coming they would see Him no more but he would always be a part of them just as they would forever be a part of Him.

    So it has been with my parents. I see now even after their deaths, their example of loving-kindness continues to teach me and guide my life. That goes deeper than just warm-memories. My parents are in me at a deep-level, deeper than the mind can comprehend and as deep as the heart. Surely God was their heart’s teacher.

    In the same-way I come to know God through the life and love of Jesus. Nurturing that relationship through prayer, study, giving and serving keeps me forever connected to the living God.

    Gracious God, let who we are reflect who You are in all we do. Amen

    Because of God’s great-love for us, we are never orphaned.

  2. Hall Family says:

    Lev will be remembered by us for all the good things that he did for our brother George and others in the Dalhart Community. He will be missed.

  3. Rhonda Brewster says:

    Family and especially friends of Lev,
    Lev was one of my family’s life-time friends. He was always there to help. He will be missed. Lev was always concerned and wanted to know how he could help. He was one of the smartest men I have ever met.
    Now he has been reunited with Lola Del and many many friends.
    Our lives have been blessed to have had Lev as a dear, dear friend. Heaven keeps getting sweeter and sweeter.
    Bill Brewster
    Rhonda Brewster

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