Verle Richard O'Connor
February 1, 1937 – January 3, 2019
On Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, Verle Richard O'Connor, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at age 81. Verle was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Kankakee, Ill., before moving to El Paso in 1976. He had a passion for working with his hands and became a motorcycle mechanic, projectionist and master gunsmith. Verle was also a proud U.S. Air Force veteran and was known for his quick wit, always having a smile, and kind and compassionate spirit.
Verle was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years Edith, father John, mother Esthere (Askew) and brother David. He is survived by his children, Richard (Alma Lee), Randy (Teri), and Rita (Brian) Stives, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life / Viewing will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, at Martin Funeral Home, 128 N. Resler Drive, El Paso, with a service at 7 p.m.
- Randy O'Connor, Son
- Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019