Pastor Bruce A. Conner, age 51, of Reidsville, died Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Memorial Health in Savannah after a sudden illness. He was a native of Toombs County and lived in Tattnall County most of his life. He was a 1988 graduate of Reidsville High School and attended Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon. He began his ministry at Ohoopee Baptist Church where he pastored seventeen years, then Spring Hill Baptist Church in Wheeler County for several years, and had been pastor at East Gordon Street Baptist Church in Lyons since 2015. In the late 1990’s, Bruce was a host on “Trading Times” on TV 46; and he was currently serving on the Reidsville City Council. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford Conner, Jr. and Elaine Rebecca Claxton Conner.
His family includes two children, Alayna Conner and Lucas Allen Conner of Reidsville; two brothers, Charles “P-Nut” Conner and wife Kellie of Dublin, and Chris Conner of Vidalia; one nephew, Brandon Brown and wife Kelli of McRae-Helena; one uncle, Ken Claxton and wife Brenda; and a cousin, Rudy Fowler, all of Reidsville.
The funeral service will be Friday, December 31st, at 2:00 p.m. at East Gordon Street Baptist Church with Pastor Nathan Pittman and Calvin Jarriel officiating. Burial will follow in Reidsville City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at East Gordon Street Baptist Church from 12:00 noon until just prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Gordon Street Baptist Church, PO Box 131, Lyons, GA 30436.
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