William Tuggle (W.T.) Conner, age 81, of Salem, passed away Friday February 10, 2017. He is Survived by his wife of 62 years: Shelby Rierson Conner; one son: Dennis Conner (Lynda); two daughters: Jennifer Conner Harris (Melvin), Melissa Conner Harden (William); foster daughter: Audrey Rierson Levicki (George); grandchildren: Michelle Woolwine (Jody), LeeAnn Holloway (Ronnie), Lindsay Hinkson (Nate), Nicholas Conner( Tori), Lucas Harden, Bethany Harden; great-grandchildren: Ashleigh, Kelsey, Kaylee, Dylan, Adeline; one brother: Elder Junior Conner (Nancy); four sisters: Dorothy Holley, Ortho Gay Hundley, Juanita Semones, Opaldean Conner (Don). Funeral services will be Tuesday February 14, 2017 at 11 AM at Salem Church (Head of the River) Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Junior Conner & Elder Larry Hollandsworth officiating. Interment will follow in Restvale Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 PM Monday February 13, 2017 at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 5-8 PM. Flowers will be appreciated or a donation may be made to Little Hope Primitive Baptist Church 524 Doyle St. Salem, VA. 24153.