July 4, 1964 ~ December 2, 2021

Born in: Muncie, Indiana
Resided in: Muncie, Indiana


Jeffery Dale Conner, 57, of Muncie, went swiftly to his heavenly home, on the morning of Thursday, December 2, 2021.  He was a faithful servant who loved the Lord, his family, and his church.

Jeff was born on July 4, 1964, a red-headed, blue-eyed firecracker, to Dennis and Faye (Sewell) Conner.  He gave his life to Christ on January 3rd, 1971  and was baptized one week later.  He served God and his church faithfully, humbly, and passionately.  Jeff was known for his beautiful bass singing voice.  He led the Old Town Hill Church choir, performed special music with his mother, daughter, sister, niece, and cousins, and was even joined on stage by his granddaughter.  He sang with a southern gospel quartet “IV Grace” for nearly 20 years, up until the day he joined the heavenly choir.

Jeff’s heart for service knew no end.  Those who served alongside him knew there was no ladder he wouldn’t climb, no repair he wouldn’t do, no skit he wouldn’t participate in, no costume he wasn’t willing to wear.  From dunk tanks, to pink beards, to VBS dances–Jeff was all in.


Jeff will be greatly missed by those who worked with him, those who attended church with him, and especially by his family.  He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, husband, father, and grandfather.  When it came to his grandchildren, there is no other way to describe PawPaw but “perfect.”  He was there for them, cared for them, prayed for them, listened to them, told them stories, and made them belly-laugh.  His smile and his laugh were infectious and will never be forgotten.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 30 years, Lesa (Stackhaus) Conner; his two daughters Renee (Heath) Snyder and Tabatha (Travis) Spangler; five grandchildren:  Mason, Hadley, Hannah, Kadence, and Kinsley; his mother, Faye Conner; a sister, Dee (Lawrence, deceased) Filler; a brother, Timothy (Cynthia) Conner, and a brother Patrick Conner.  Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Conner, and a sister, Vicky Conner.

Services for Jeff will be on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at Old Town Hill Southern Baptist Church, 3000 S. Burlington Dr., Muncie, IN with Pastor Bruce Reynolds officiating.  Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. on Friday at the church.  Memorial contributions can be made to Old Town Hill Southern Baptist Church.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Jeff will be missed many. If you met him you will always remember his kindness, his smile and his love for our Lord and Savior. He loved his family and it showed, his face would light up, his eyes would get a twinkle at just the mention of one of them
    That bass voice lifting gospel music up to the heavens. Prayers for the family and his church family as they reflect, share memories and songs honoring the man of this world and the angel that heavenly choir has gained 🙏

  3. Jeff has a heart of service for and to his Lord, Master, and Savior, Jesus Christ. I speak of Jeff in the present tense because he is still very much alive and well in the presence of Jehovah God and all of the heavenly host. He is enjoying the beauty of heaven now and singing with the heavenly choir. What harmony they must be making?! I can hear his big bass voice booming out loud and clear just like on a Sunday morning. But I imagine that they all are singing a new song that we have never heard before!
    While here on earth there was no task too big or too small that Jeff would not take on and finish it with the vim and vigor of one who loved to see a thing completed and done well. He has that jovial personality that everyone who meets him could not help but love him. He is a family man with a zeal for his family that cannot be denied. The love and passion that he shares with them is undeniably and unmistakably proven when you see the smiles and hear the laughter of a family that lives and loves like the Conner family does. All of the generations of the Conner’s and the extended family are intoxicated with Jeff’s antics, kindness, and wonderful sense of humor. One can tell that there is a deep and sincere love there that is going to be a treasured and nurtured memory.
    A few years ago I had the distinct pleasure of working with Jeff on the committee that updated our church’s constitution. On this committee, he was a joy to work with throughout its entirety. His wisdom and insight was invaluable to the task of completing our constitution’s update. There were several long hours and late nights; but Jeff never complained about them. He stayed focused on the task at hand until we all finished what we intended on doing, bring our church family a suitable and current constitution. I have nothing but the utmost respect, love, and honor for the man that is our deacon, choir director, brother in Christ, and my friend. Jeff Conner, you leave large shoes to be filled. No doubt you will be sorely missed, my brother!

  4. So very sorry for your loss. Jeff was a friend to everyone. He was so kind and such a worker around the church. I will truly miss him. I’m sure my Richard was there to meet him when he triumphantly entered Heaven!

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