A.R. "Sonny" Conner was born July 18th, 1934 in Amarillo, TX.
Memorial Services will be 2:00 pm Monday, March 19, 2018 at Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel, 4100 S Georgia, Amarillo. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.
Sonny lived in Amarillo all of this life and owned and operated A.R. Conner Service Station for over 40 years. He touched countless lives with his kindness and giving nature. Sonny never met a stranger and would do anything he could for anyone who needed it. Sonny had many talents. He could fix anything that was broken and often loved working on anything he could find. He was known by many around town as "The Candy Man" because of his great talent at making fudge, cookies and countless other sweet treats. Sonny was also an avid fisherman, who always had a "Big Fish" story to tell anyone that would listen. Sonny loved animals, especially dogs and never met a dog that didn't like him. Most of all, Sonny loved his family. He was always there with a helping hand and a bag of groceries for anyone who needed it.
Sonny was a true warrior in his battle with cancer and has been rewarded the ultimate victory in heaven.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father; three sisters; his mother and father-in-law, Alene and Jack Stanford; and his daughter, Candy Groom.
He is survived by his loving wife Mary "Jackie" Conner; his son Jack Conner and his sons, Nielsen and Brysen Conner; his grandson Greg Groom and his son, Aaden Groom; his granddaughter, Stephanie Merrell and her husband, John and daughter, Addison Merrell; his sister-in-law, Vicki Lammert; his sister, Ila Griffin and family; and multiple nieces and nephews and friends.