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Ira Dennis Conner, 74, of Aledo, passed away on Wednesday February 3, 2021, peacefully at his home. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday February 27, 2021 at the Parker County Cowboy Church, 5050 FM 5 in Aledo.

Dennis was born to Lola and Leonard Conner on February 4, 1946, in San Antonio, Texas.  He was the oldest of three children, always getting into mischief with his brother Perry and looking out for his little sister Julie. On December 27, 1969, he married Mary Francis Briggs and together they had three children, Clinton, Cynthia, and Tiffany. Dennis joined the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, serving at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in California.  After his honorable discharge in 1972, Dennis attended Texas A&M University, where he earned his degree in aerospace engineering.  His nearly forty-year career in the aerospace industry included roles at Mitsubishi, Beechcraft and twenty-six years with Lockheed Martin (originally General Dynamics), where he worked on the F-16 and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Dennis was a founding member of the Parker County Cowboy Church in Aledo, a community which he cherished. Dennis considered himself a servant of God and always sought to glorify Him in his words and actions. He will be best remembered for his steadfast faith, humble spirit and quiet wisdom, and for his deep love for his family.

Dennis is survived by his children, Clinton Conner (and wife Sheri Proppe), Cynthia Conner, and Tiffany Conner (and fiancé Delain Dinh), and by his sister Julie (and husband Jim).

Dennis was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary, his brother Perry and his parents.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center or a charity of your choice.
Posted by Bob Schneider on February 26, 2021
I only knew Dennis for the past five years, but my wife Susan and I got to experience what a great man and true follower he was. We were so fortunate to witness his strong faith and love of his fellow man. Dennis never complained and set such a strong example of how to conduct yourself in times of adversity. I really feel blessed to have been able to spend the past year twice a week with Dennis in 2 different Bible studies. I will truly miss my friend.  
Posted by David Stach on February 25, 2021
Dennis was a mentor to me at Lockheed Martin. I learned a lot from him about both work and life. He was a great co-worker and a great man. We will all miss him.
Posted by Mitch Robertson on February 24, 2021
Dennis has been a blessing to me and Jackie since we first came to know he and Mary at First Baptist Church, Aledo. In the past year Dennis became an integral part of our Home Bible Study. All of us came to look forward to his Biblical Wisdom and witty humor. His positive attitude throughout all of the struggles he experienced, and his loss of Mary was truly an inspiration to us all and so exemplary of his devout faith. We miss him so.
Posted by Kevin Young on February 18, 2021
Dennis was a true friend and my brother in Christ. We shared over 20 years together at Lockheed Martin. These are memories I will never forget. Many times during our lunch time we would share our Faith as well as encourage one another through good and tough times. It was always a joy to hear him share about his family which he loved dearly. You will be missed but I know we will be rejoicing and praising Our Heavenly Father together one day. 

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Posted by Bob Schneider on February 26, 2021
I only knew Dennis for the past five years, but my wife Susan and I got to experience what a great man and true follower he was. We were so fortunate to witness his strong faith and love of his fellow man. Dennis never complained and set such a strong example of how to conduct yourself in times of adversity. I really feel blessed to have been able to spend the past year twice a week with Dennis in 2 different Bible studies. I will truly miss my friend.  
Posted by David Stach on February 25, 2021
Dennis was a mentor to me at Lockheed Martin. I learned a lot from him about both work and life. He was a great co-worker and a great man. We will all miss him.
Posted by Mitch Robertson on February 24, 2021
Dennis has been a blessing to me and Jackie since we first came to know he and Mary at First Baptist Church, Aledo. In the past year Dennis became an integral part of our Home Bible Study. All of us came to look forward to his Biblical Wisdom and witty humor. His positive attitude throughout all of the struggles he experienced, and his loss of Mary was truly an inspiration to us all and so exemplary of his devout faith. We miss him so.
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Dennis Conner Obituary

Ira Dennis Conner, 74, of Aledo, passed away on Wednesday February 3, 2021, peacefully at his home. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2P.M. on Saturday February 27, 2021 at the Parker County Cowboy Church, 5050 FM 5 in Aledo.

Dennis was born to Lola and Leonard Conner on February 4, 1946, in San Antonio, Texas.  He was the oldest of three children, always getting into mischief with his brother Perry and looking out for his little sister Julie. On December 27, 1969, he married Mary Francis Briggs and together they had three children, Clinton, Cynthia, and Tiffany. Dennis joined the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, serving at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in California.  After his honorable discharge in 1972, Dennis attended Texas A&M University, where he earned his degree in aerospace engineering.  His nearly forty-year career in the aerospace industry included roles at Mitsubishi, Beechcraft and twenty-six years with Lockheed Martin (originally General Dynamics), where he worked on the F-16 and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. He was a founding member of the Parker County Cowboy Church in Aledo, a community which he cherished. Dennis considered himself a servant of God and always sought to serve Him in his words and actions. Dennis will be best remembered for his steadfast faith, humble spirit and quiet wisdom, and for his deep love for his family.

Dennis is survived by his children, Clinton Conner (and wife Sheri Proppe), Cynthia Conner, and Tiffany Conner (and fiancé Delain Dinh), and by his sister Julie (and husband Jim).

Dennis was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary, his brother Perry and his parents.

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Shared by Jamie Smith on February 22, 2021
Dennis, you were larger than life. I only met you briefly, but your cowboy-like stature and steadfast demeanor made an impression. I had heard so many wonderful stories from Cynthia and Tiffany; your wit, wisdom, and strength were deeply admired and appreciated by your children. I know you are so proud of your beautiful daughters who have taken the gifts you have given them and carved out incredible and impactful lives. To have raised kids with such strong moral compass, whose kindness and intelligence lift up all those around them, speaks volumes of your own character and love.