William “Benny” Conner took Jesus’ Hand and went to his heavenly home on October 11, 2018 at the age of 81. He has joined his beloved son Leslie. He is preceded in death by his father and mother Claude & Claudine Conner, father and mother in-law Alvis & Sylvia Conner and Brother in-law B.G. Conner. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Rushie C. Conner. His wonderful family, sons: Glenn (Sue), Calvin (Barbara), Randy (Melissa) and Daughter in-law Shawn Conner. His 8 Grandchildren: Sabrina (Levi), Allen ( Eleshia), Bradley (Melissa), Katrina (Josh), Dustin (Shawna), Victoria, Lauren, Blake (Fiancé Vanessa) and 6 great grandchildren. His brother David Conner and sisters Joyce Poff, Gracie Smith (Charles), Donnie Wood (Doug), Weeta Small (Dick), and Jeanette Simmons (Bob). Benny Enjoyed helping others and impacted many. He was loving, generous, kind, and humble. He always put others first and was loved dearly by all who knew him. Benny is an Honorary member of the Locust Grove Fire Dept. (Station 3). Funeral services will be held on Sunday October 14,2018 at 2pm at Fellowship Baptist Church where he was a member with Pastor James Bradley, and Pastor Leon Ally officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson Cemetery.Friends may call after 2pm Saturday October 13, 2018 at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 2-4 and 6-8. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the Locust Grove Fire Dept. (Station 3) and/or Floyd County Rescue Squad.