Robert Wesley Conner
December 18, 1937 – February 9, 2019
A lifelong Texan, Robert Wesley Conner, 81, was born at home in Texas City on his father’s birthday, December 18. He grew up in LaMarque, graduating from LaMarque High School, and Lamar University in Beaumont with degrees in Math and Mechanical Engineering. He was proud to be a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He and his wife of 58 years, Mavis, lived in Friendswood. Wesley passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wynne and Albert Conner.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mavis; his son, Sean; granddaughter, April; grandson, Sean Wayne; sister, Dolores Bohmler; brother-in-law, Robert Bohmler; nephew, Craig Bohmler, and two great-granddaughters Celine and Ivanna. He was fortunate in his childhood to be close to his grandparents and parents, his sister, and his aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Wesley was employed by Fluor Daniel as an engineer, and traveled extensively in his work. He was active with the American Petroleum Institute.
In his retirement, Wesley enjoyed spending time fishing at his ranch in Winedale, Texas, where he built a lovely home.
Visitation will be 11:30am – 12:30pm Tuesday, February 12th at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598. Services will be held at 12:30pm with his cousin, Reverend Ottis Jarrel, officiating. A reception will follow.
- Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, February 12, 2019
- Committal Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
- Reception Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Robert Wesley Conner
John Rowland Sr
February 12, 2019
I am very sadden to read about Wesley passing. “Waldo” (as he was called in college) when we were at Lamar Tech. There many happy times we spent together while at Lamar.
He was very serious as a student which inspired me to be also. However, I remember him taking leave to go to Colorado skying and the catching pneumonia. Also his stories about freshman days at Texas A&M.
My sympathies goes out to Mavis and his family as we all will miss him. I know he is looking down at us as he explores heaven.
John Rowland Sr.
February 11, 2019
The Staff of Forest Park East offers our sincere condolences during this difficult time.
Carol & Jerry Casper
February 9, 2019
Wesley was a dear sweet man -a beloved cousin! Loved his endearing ways and he loved being with his family!
I remember how hard his Mom’s death ( Aunt Wynne) was on him. I know there was an open armed reunion with his parents and all beloved family members gone on before us!
God grant his family peace and comfort at this sorrowful time!
He will always be in our hearts forever! ❤️ 😇