George E. Connor Obit


Updated: 06 Sep 2009

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July 5, 1989
Sapulpa Herald
Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma

PRYOR, Okla. — Former Sapulpan George E. Connor, 85, of Pryor died Friday.

Services are today at Pryor Methodist Church.

Burial was at Sahkell Cemetery Haskell, Okla., under the direction of Wilson Conningham Funeral Home, Pryor.

Mr. Connor was born in Fletcher, Okla., and moved to Sapulpa as a boy.

He graduated from Sapulpa High School and from Oklahoma A&M College, Stillwater, which is now Oklahoma State University. He attended college from 1922 to 1926 and earned 10 athletic letters during that time, including four in basketball, three in football and three in baseball. He played an end in football, a guard in basketball and shortstop in baseball and was a Southwest Conference, all-star selection in each sport.

After his college career, he played in a semi-pro football game in Tulsa against Red Grange’s traveling professional team. Grange also is know as the “Galloping Ghost.”

Connor was employed by Tulsa County Health Department and Meadow Gold Milk Co. He retired from Meadow Gold in 1963.

Survivors include wife Eliza Jane Connor; son George E. Connor II of Albuquerque; daughter Nancy Jane Connor Fenton of Houston; and four grandchildren.