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Michael Ray "Poppy" Conner
February 11, 1971 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 52) 52 Years Old
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Michael Ray “Poppy” Conner, 52 of Horse Branch, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at his home. He was born on February 11, 1971, in Boonville, Indiana to Jo Newman Conner and the late Larry Conner. Mike was a member of Horse Branch Christian Church and a board member of the Rosine Fire Department. He was a 1989 graduate of Greenville High School, a proud Blackhawk, quarterback for the football team and pitcher for the baseball team. Mike was also a graduate fromWestern Kentucky University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree.
If there was one thing that his family knew, more than anyone, his children, that Mike was free spirit. “He could act out being a responsible adult flawlessly when needed and knew the value of life and didn’t waste any of it. He created an endless amount of excitement daily to those he loved. He would pick, poke, and prod till your blood would boil, and you would have to scream ‘knock it off!’ Just to do it all over one more time and tell you he loved you. My dad was the man that raised me, that taught me to be a man, that I looked up to, and a friend when I needed him. Here’s to the times we can’t tell mom about. I will love and miss you always.” Words from his son.
Aside from his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Athel and Genevieve Conner and James and Sally Newman.
He leaves behind to cherish many precious memories, his wife of 31 years, JeriAnna Sandefur Conner of Horse Branch; two children, Logan (Chevie) Conner of Horse Branch and Lindsey Conner of Horse Branch; three grandchildren, Remington, Raegan and CashLynn; his mother, Jo Conner of Horse Branch; one sister, Teresa Conner of Jackson, Missouri; his mother and father-in-law, Buddy and JoAnn Sandefur of Horse Branch and nieces and nephews, Bo, Blake, Gwendolyn, Clayton, Seth, Brandon, Jalyn and Marissa.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, November 30, 2023, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Joey Minor, Jason Anderson and Terry Tarrance officiating. Friends may visit with Mike’s family from 10 A.M. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Online messages of condolence may be left Mike’s family at www.danksfuneralhome.com