“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
Master Trooper Kevin Keith Conner, 38, was killed in the line of duty Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. He was a native of Bladenboro. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Henry Clyde and Pearl McLean; and paternal grandparents, Roy and Josephine (Kitten) Conner.
Kevin was a graduate of Bladenboro High School and obtained his Associate in Criminal Justice degree at Bladen Community College. Kevin’s life-long dream came true as he joined the North Carolina Highway Patrol in 2007 as a member of the 119th basic school. He was a jack of all trades and a master of most. Kevin was the owner and operator of K&M Auto Sales, a part-time employee at Canal Woods and a partner of All Clean Pressure Washing Service. Kevin had a contagious smile, and was loved and revered by many. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and lived life to the fullest.
The family will receive friends from 1-3:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at South Columbus High School in Tabor City. His funeral service will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. following visitation at the school. Interment will be in Fowler-Stanley Cemetery in Mollie. Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is handling the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Miranda Fowler Conner of the home; 11 year old daughter, Briley Conner and five year old son, Braxson Conner, also of the home; his parents, Glenn and Kay Conner of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his in-laws, Ricky and Melanie Fowler; a beloved brother-in-law, Dustin Fowler (Nicole, Ella, and Emmi); a sister-in-law, Mikayla Fowler; and a beloved fur baby lab, Drake.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfuneralhome.com.