Robert L Conner

of Mountain Home, AR

December 9, 1935 - August 5, 2022

Robert Lowell Conner, Sr. of Mountain Home, passed away at his home, following a brief illness on August 5th, 2022. He was born on December 9, 1935 in Logan, Ohio to John Shelton Conner and Margaret Betty Pavlik Conner. He was known as Bob, but also answered to Lowell, Junior and Brother. Bob grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana, where he graduated from high school at age 15. He earned a degree in chemistry from Indiana University and was a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force, serving as a navigator on a B-52 during the Cold War. In 1965, Bob moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas where he worked as a Quality Control Engineer at Baxter Labs until his retirement.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 43 years, Helen Hickman Conner and his son-in-law, John Rogers. He is survived by his children, Mary (Ed) Shollmier, Rob (Mindy) Conner, Kelley Rogers and Penny (Kevin) Oxford. He was also Grandpa- the G.O.A.T- to Samantha Conner, Grant (Jessica) Conner, Cara Conner, Emma Rogers, Carter Rogers, David Rogers, Collin (Marlie) Oxford, Conner Oxford and Cooper Oxford. Also missing Bob are his brothers, John and Rick Conner and his sister, Judy Tyler along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob was a storyteller who enjoyed all things outdoors. He loved his country, his family and his little dog, ZuZu. He was active in his community. He served as a volunteer firefighter, a little league coach and donated blood at every opportunity. He was never happier than when riding his 4-wheeler to the top of his hill, where he proudly declared he could see all the way to Missouri. His family would like to thank his amazing caregiver, Aimee Tabert-Wold and the kind staff of Hospice of the Ozarks. He was one of a kind and we miss him already.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 12 at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home. Visitation will be at 1 pm, with the service following at 2 pm. To honor his memory, please give blood, treat everyone with kindness and smile when you remember him.

Obituary Provided By:
Roller Funeral Home
Highway 5 North
Mountain Home, AR  72654