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Dean Wayne Connor

November 15, 1940 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 79)

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MMCS, Dean Wayne Connor, USN, Ret., age 79 of Forest City died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at his residence.  Dean was born November 15, 1940 in Marion, North Carolina and was a son of the late John Cecil and Lathie White Connor.

He was a Senior Chief Machinist Mate in the United States Navy and his last duty assignment was aboard the USS Dewey.  Dean served his country with honor and dignity throughout his distinguished career. He was an electrical engineer by trade and following his naval service, he worked for DuPont where he retired.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Martin.

Survivors include his daughter, Kimberly Heavner of Goose Creek, South Carolina as well as 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

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