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David "Cub" Connor

November 25, 1942 — April 11, 2020

David W. “Cub” Connor, age 77, of Stover, passed away Saturday morning, April 11, 2020, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover.

He was born November 25, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri a son of Ralph David and Lucy Mae Myers Connor.

Cub graduated from Northwest High School in House Springs.  He attended Jefferson College and graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

He served his country in the United States Navy aboard nuclear submarines, namely the Daniel Webster SSBN626 and the Sam Houston SS BN609 as a Yeoman.  Cub received his honorable discharge in January of 1967, with the rank of YN3 (SS) E.

He married Sandra Myers on February 1, 1967 and to this union four children were born.  Cub married Kathy Herbst Walker on October 2, 1982 in Franklin County, Missouri and she survives at their home.

Cub had a passion for helping people which led him to a lifelong career in law enforcement.  He began as a police officer with the Clayton Police Department and while working for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, served as Chief of Detectives.  In 1989, Cub accepted the position as Chief of Police in Stover and served the community until retiring from active duty in 2002 after 33 years in law enforcement.  During his law enforcement career he was a member of the Major Case Squads in both Franklin and Morgan Counties and an integral part of the DARE Program and Coats for Kids.

Cub was a member of the American Legion, served on the Morgan County R-I school board, the Golden Age Living Center board and  was a past member of the Masonic Lodge.  He was also a faithful member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Stover.

While in the St. Louis area Cub coached youth soccer and baseball.   His love of youth sports continued after moving to Stover and you could find him at every sporting event encouraging the young athletics.

He loved to fish, attend auctions, drink ice tea at the round table in the local coffee shop and swap stories with his many friends in the community.  Cub didn’t know a stranger and looked forward to getting out and going places; as his health began to decline it was Kathy that made sure he kept involved with all of the activities in the community.

In addition to his beloved wife of thirty-seven years, he is survived by five children and their spouses, John and Gina Connor of Washington; David Jr. and Laura Connor of Eureka, James and Sarah Connor of Owensville, Derek and Kelley Schaub of St. Charles and Hollie and Rob Viebrock of Stover; five brothers, John Connor, Carl Young and Arthur Young all of St. Louis; and Roger Conner and David Conner both of Texas; thirteen grandchildren, Aubrea, Alex, Maggie, Mason, Maxwell, Megan, Coleton, Hayley, Ryley, Keyley, Jake, Joe and Megan, two great grandchildren, Tate and Halle, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Cub was preceded in death by his parents, Lucy and Arthur Young and Ralph Conner, a daughter, Melissa Connor and three sisters, Patty Stevens, Mary Young and Linda Conner.

Due to Social Distancing restrictions a private service will be held.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church or the Stover Police Department Coats for Kids.


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