“Jake” John B. Connors Jr., passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2022, in Sun Lakes, Arizona with his wife, Beverly, and son, Matt, by his side. Jake helped establish Little League in Kingsport, TN and he also coached teams in soccer, baseball and basketball. Over the years, he was a true mentor and friend to many kids in the Colonial Heights area . Jake was a passionate golfer, friend to many people around the world and a guy that truly loved a “Good Time”. He was known for his kindness and generosity, active in the Catholic Church by chairing fund raising golf tournaments and feeding the homeless. In the last few years, his favorite activity was with his group of guy friends, the Romeos (really old men eating out someday).
Mass will be celebrated in honor of John’s life at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. He will be interned at a later date at the V.A. National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to St. Mary’s Basilica Patronato Foundation. http://stmaryspatronato.org