Kent L Conners, age 75, of Cadiz, KY, a native of Chicago, IL, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, AK. Mr. Conners graduated from Northern Illinois University with a master's degree in education and went on to teach Industrial Arts, Driver's Education & History for 25 years and retired from Hampshire High School in Hampshire, IL. He was a US Army veteran having proudly served in the Vietnam war and later retired as an active reservist serving as the Tank Commander for Company B in the U.S. Army Reserves after serving 27 years. He attended Ponderosa Baptist Church in Cadiz, KY. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Illinois Retired Teacher's Association & the Fellowship of Cycle Disciples, LBL Chapter. Kent had a love for family & country and had a passion for exploring God's creation of nature and wildlife. He is survived by: Wife - Barbara Walker Conners, Cadiz, KY, Six Children & Spouses- Andrew James & Michele Conners, King Of Prussia, PA, Matthew Loren & Juliet Conners, Las Vegas, NV, Kristine Georgeanne Conners, Las Vegas, NV, James & JoEllen Murphree, Georgetown, KY, Casey Murphree, Princeton, IN & Elizabeth Batsel, Madisonville, KY, Six Grandchildren- Jahan, Sara, Lauren, Ashley, Emma & Payton, One Niece - Lori Conners Clay & One Nephew - Brady Conners. He was preceded in death by: Father - James Conners, Mother - Mary Lorene Hayes Conners, Wife - Joan Victoria Conners & One Brother - James K. Conners. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050 Cadiz, KY 42211-031 in Cadiz, KY. The family of Mr. Conners will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc. & at Ponderosa Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM until the funeral time of 11:00 AM. Funeral Service will be at Ponderosa Baptist Church at 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 11, 2014 with the Reverend John Mitchell & Reverend Norman Cotton officiating. Full military honors will follow the funeral service at Ponderosa Baptist Church. Burial will be at a later date at the Kentucky Veteran's Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, KY. Memorial Contributions can be made to: Voice For the Animals, C/O- Romana Hamilton, 4146 Canton Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.
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