Timothy 4: 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Johnny Mack O’Connor of Baton Rouge LA passed away and left this earthly home to live with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Johnny Mack O’Conner, 90, went to be with his Lord Saturday October 1, 2022. He was born in St Martinville, LA and graduated from Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge LA in 1950. While in high school he was drum major in the band, on the boxing team, on the track team, and in the choir. He sang in the Acappella choir at LSU before leaving his studies at LSU in 1951 to enlist in the US Air Force during the Korean War. After returning home, he was an education major at LSU and worked as an industrial arts teacher for nine years and guidance director for 11 years. Having been a voice major before serving in the Air Force, he was very active in choir served as choir president, and soloist at the Istroma Baptist and Florida Blvd Baptist. He was a Deacon in his church and led the singing in his Sunday school class and at nursing homes. He photographed weddings and did commercial photography for over 30 years and worked in his darkroom at home. He enjoyed bowling and golf and taught his sons to box when they were in lower elementary school.  During the summer, he would take his family on vacations for about a month at a time this was done via the highways, not the airports, so we got to see all the interesting points between the destinations. His greatest joy was taking his sons throughout the country so they would gain an appreciation for our country. He was exceptionally dedicated to helping the students throughout the years. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Francis O’Connor, Maddie Levingston Dunn, brother Warren Patrick O’Conner and daughter Sharon Ann O’Conner. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley Elizabeth Darsey O’Conner, and sons Timothy Warren O’Conner and Stephen Patrick O’Conner, sister Beverly Langlois, brother Larry Dunn, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dr. Wayne Sparks and Linda Sparks also a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Jefferson Baptist Church on Friday, October 7th, 2022, from 12:00 noon until 1:00 PM. Funeral service at 1:00 PM with Interment following at Greenoaks Memorial Park Cemetery, with USAF Military Honors.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to honor his life through Jefferson Baptist Church, to give a gift please visit https://www.ilof.com/st-amant/johnny-m-o-conner

Arrangements with Church Funeral Services, Baton Rouge.

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