Charles Marvin Connors, 82, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Marion, Indiana and summer resident of Milo, Maine, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at his Port Charlotte residence.
Charles was born to the late Harold and Helen (nee – Green) Connors, April 15, 1935, in Smyrna Mills, Smyrna, Maine. Charles graduated in 1952 from Houlton High School in Houlton, ME, where he met and married the love of his life, Ethel L. Ivey. He served six years in the Army National Guard, before beginning a career with General Motors as a Journeyman Tool and Diemaker; a career that would span 36 years until his retirement in 1993. Charles and Ethel moved to Port Charlotte in 1997, but continued to summer in Milo, ME. Charles loved to spend time camping at Seboeis Lake in Maine, on land his family has maintained since he was five years old.
Charles was a multi-talented man who could fix anything, and enjoyed wood working and flying small planes as a licensed pilot in his spare time. He was a member and past Master of the McCulloch Lodge No. 737 in Marion, IN, FT. Wayne Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne, IN, Mizpah Shrine also in Fort Wayne; the Mississinewa Chapter No. 94 Order of the Eastern Star in Van Buren, IN, and was a past President of Phi Delta Kappa.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Ethel L. Connors; daughters, Vicki Spencer of Marion, IN, and Karen (Lee) Holloway of Fairmount, IN; grandchildren, Julie Saylors and Jeffery Saylors, both of Marion, IN, Bryan (Courtney) Holloway of Noblesville, IN, Craig (Stacy) Holloway of Summitville, IN, Andrew (Adessa) Holloway of Fairmount, IN, and Lindsey (Matthew) Houston of Noblesville, IN; great granddaughters, Abigail Martz, Taylor Ludlow, Madalee and Georgia Holloway, and Ella and Mia Houston; and many extended family members. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Braithwaite, and a daughter, Patricia Gail Connors.
A Memorial service celebrating Charles life will be held in Marion, Indiana, at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the St. Johns’ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 751, Brownsville, ME 04414.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.