November 6, 1945 ~ October 8, 2021
Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Fletcher, NC
Steven Ralph Conner, 75, of Fletcher, died Friday, October 8, 2021 at Mission Hospital.
Born in Buncombe County, he was the husband of Lovada (Bulla) Conner of Fletcher, and the son of the late James Holbert and Cleta (McCall) Conner. He was also preceded in death by a son, Brandon.
Ralph was a 1965 graduate of Lee Edwards High School and attended ETSU in Johnson City. He was a member of the drag racing organizations IHRA and NHRA.
In addition to his wife of 39 years, he is survived by a daughter, Misty Scruggs and her husband Mark of Knoxville; and two grandchildren: Amber and Ethan Scruggs.
Ralph will be missed by a number of his best friends: Bill Creasman, Benny Lowe, Mike White, Mike Conley, Mike Banks, the brother he never had; John Petros, his right hand-man; and Jeff McCloud.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Godspeed.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.