Paul Rudd Connors, born in Cleveland on July 21, 1930, passed from this life to be with his Savior eternally on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.
Following graduation from high school, Paul enlisted in the United States Air Force. Some of his service duties resulted in many awards for achievements as a crew chief on freighter aircraft moving supplies and materials into Vietnam during that war. Paul retired from the Air Force after 25 years of honorable service.
Paul is survived by his wife of 29 years, Billie Jean; five children; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and also many good friends.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Valle Vista Community Church, 8620 N. Cortez Drive, Valle Vista. This is the church where Paul served the congregation as a deacon for several years and also as a praise singer, enjoying especially the older gospel songs.
Paul R. Connors loved his Lord, his family, his church and his country. We will all miss his conversations and look forward to meeting him again in heaven.