James “Shimmy” Dwayne Conner, 58, of Connersville passed away early Monday morning, October 18, 2021 at his home.

He was born January 9, 1963, one of five children of John H. Conner and Nancy Fields Conner Hall. He graduated from Connersville High School with the class of 1982.

James was self-employed, running his own lawn care business.

In his leisure, he enjoyed listening to music, creating art, fishing, gardening, and spending time outdoors. He also loved watching his great nieces’ and nephews’ sporting events. He also enjoyed watching the weather and was always sure to give his daily report. It could be said that James absolutely loved life; he spread his positivity and joy for life to many.

Survivors include his mother, Nancy Hall of Connersville; two sisters, Georgia (Mike) Russell and Lisa (Charlie) Hackensmith, both of Connersville; a brother, Michael (Anitra) Conner of Connersville; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, John H. Conner; a brother, John Conner; maternal and paternal grandparents; and a niece, Jerrika Hackensmith.

Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Pastor Ron Russell will officiate. Burial will be at Lick Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.