Chuck O'Connor

February 19, 1920December 4, 2011

Clarence Edward "Chuck" O'Connor of Memphis, Tennessee, the beloved husband of Jeanne Clark O'Connor, went to be with the Lord on December 4, 2011. He was born in Washington, Indiana to Nellie Mae and Clarence Edward O'Connor on February 19, 1920. After serving in the Army Air Corps during WWII, he worked as an electrician at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company for 43 years. In retirement he became the expert fudge maker for The Candy Store, which he and his wife owned. They were married for 63 years and have four children: Chuck O'Connor (Jan) of Maryville, Tennessee; Judy Eison (Bob) and Christie Evans (Kenny) of Southaven, Mississippi; and Janice Hall (Andy) of Warrenton, Virginia. He was the cherished grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He dedicated much of his personal time to Trinity Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He enjoyed gardening and always had a dog or two to keep him company. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday December 8 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday December 9, at Trinity Baptist Church in Southaven, Mississippi. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Midtown in Memphis. Memorials may be sent to a children's charity of choice. He fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. Online condolences may be made at Brantley Funeral Home (662)895-2310


  • Visitation Thursday, December 8, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 9, 2011

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December 11, 2011

Dear O'Connor family, I read on facebook that something had happened in your family after a search I found that Mr. O'Connor had gone to be with our Lord. I am so sorry for your lose and have such great memories of times with your family. I know he will be greatly missed but knowing he is with God and we will see him again someday will hopefully easy the loss. I am often reminded of how precious life is and I will hug my Dad and Mom a little tighter this year in remeberence of your Dad. His first Christmas with our Lord and Savior. Ann Gaunt McCormick

Don/Chris Combs

December 9, 2011

Our prayers and thoughts are with the O'Connor family during this time.
Dads are special.

Patty Weaver

December 9, 2011

Dear O'Conner family, the Weaver family will be praying for all of you during this time of Mr. O'Conner's reunion in Heaven with our parents and other loved ones in you family. We are so thankful for the years of love from Mr. O'Conner and his wonderful Christian example of a Godly man. We love your family, and treasure the memories of years of fun and fellowship. Allen, Susan Vail and Patty Weaver.

December 9, 2011

I am sorry for you loss. My prayer is that Miss Jeanne, Chuck Jr, Judy, Janice and Christie will have comfort knowing that Mr. Chuck is now making fudge with our Heavenly Father. He is your own personal guardian angel. Losing a parent is one of the hardest things we face but we should rejoice that all the suffering is gone. Remember Proverbs, 3:5-6. Janet Ingram (Southaven, Ms)

December 9, 2011

Dear Jan and Chuck, we are so sad to hear about your dad. We will keep you in our prayers.Larry and Diane Sneed, McKinney, Tx.

Mary & Bill Justice

December 8, 2011

Chuck, Jan (& extended Family members), Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you (especially your Mom, Mrs. O'Connor). May GOD be near & dear unto each of you during these difficult days.

Bill & Mary Justice
Maryville 1st Baptist Church

Yvonne and Jill Ward

December 8, 2011

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Brenda Faulk

December 8, 2011

Mrs. O'Connor, Janice, Judy, Chuck & Christie,
Such fond memories I have of growing up with you and spending time at your home. I am so thankful that you had a husband and father who led his family in the Lord. What comfort to you during these days ahead to know that he is in the Presence of the Lord being rewarded as a good and faithful servant. Praying for you. Love - Brenda Faulk

December 8, 2011

I will miss Uncle Chuck and his great smile. My prayers are with you Aunt Jeane, and all the family. Love to you all, Angie Tacker Howarth

Bruce Holbrook

December 8, 2011

Mr. O'Connor was the best R.A. leader at Trinity and I thank him from the bottom of my heart. He showed us young boys how to be a follower of Christ. God Bless the family and Mr. Chuck a job well done thy good and faithful servant.