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Interment following funeral service

Vandalia Cemetery
Monday July 5th, 2021

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Second Missionary Baptist Church Worship Center
Monday July 5th, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Funeral Service

Second Missionary Baptist Church Worship Center
Monday July 5th, 2021

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Leonard Connor

Mr. Leonard DeCarlo Connor, age 40, of Mexico, MO passed away at 2:41 pm Friday, June 25, 2021, at his home.   Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, July 5, 2021 at Second Missionary Baptist Church Worship Center in Vandalia. Minister Samuel Lee will officiate. Burial with Full Military Honors will be in the Vandalia Cemetery following the service.  Visitation Celebrating Leonard's life will be held at 11:00 am until the time of Service Monday, July 5, 2021 at the Second Missionary Baptist Church Worship Center.  The family has requested that "everyone" in Attendance comply with the CDC regulatory standards and carefully respect the safety of others. (Masks are Required for Attendance) at the Services. There will be "NO" lucheon after the service.  Leonard was born on October 31, 1980, in Columbia, Missouri the son of William Wheeler, Sr. and the "late" Joyce Connor of Vandalia. Survivors included his dearly beloved daughter, Arianna Connor; Father, Wm Wheeler, Sr. of Vandalia, MO; brother, T.J. Connor of Mexico, MO; sister, Pastor Charlene Wheeler-Williams D.D. (Carl Sr.) and Wm Wheeler, Jr. (Joyce) of Blue Grass, IA.  He was preceded in death by his Mother, Joyce Eileen Connor and "Grandparents" of the Connor and Wheeler Tribe.  Leonard graduated from Van Far Sr. High class of 1999 and went on to Honorably Serve in the United States Army. His MOS involved transporting tanks in the military. He loved spending time with his famly, hunting and fishing.  Pallbearers will be Lance Wheeler, Dometric Wheeler, Timothy Scott, Frederick Thompson, Jesse McCurdy and Scott Long.    Honorary Pallbearers are Michael Wheeler, Skylar Clark, Dakota Clark, Terrell Wommack and Aaron Dothard, Jr.. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trust Fund for "Miss. Ariana Connor" for her Education after High School, "in care" of Waters Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Leonard's Memorial Page at www.watersfuneral.com

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I am so sorry to hear of Leonard's passing. He will always be remembered.
Prayers to his family.

Dennis Calcaterra Aug 21 2021 7:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonard Connor

Dennis Calcaterra Aug 21 2021 7:27 PM

I am sorry for your family's loss. He graduated with my daughter from Van-Far and I had the opportunity to be one of his teachers. I remember his smile. Prayers for his family.

Brenda Gower Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this difficult time. with deepest sympathy. Carole Smith

carole smith Jun 29 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers for all

Kenny Haddock Jun 29 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences and prayers for peace that surpasses all understanding

Joyce Horton Jun 29 2021 12:00 AM

Leonard was a good person, first met him when he came to Indiana with my family back in 1999 was a good man, sorry to see his passing prayers to his family in these ruff times

Joshua Main Jun 29 2021 12:00 AM

Leonard was such a nice young man . He was a neighbor of my mom , Ruth. When my kids were visiting her Leonard would come over and play. You will be in prayers and thoughts. RIP young man.

Ellen Orf Jun 28 2021 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to Leonards family. We enjoyed knowing him as a student. He will be missed.

Ruth and Dennis Calcaterra Jun 28 2021 12:00 AM

To the family, so sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers. Gone too soon. Joyce Holman, Ashlee & Robert Fountaine-Holman.

Joyce Holman Jun 28 2021 12:00 AM

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