Duane R. O’Connor, a resident and native of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born September 19, 1931 to George and Norma (Fioravanti) O’Connor. He departed this life March 15, 2021 in Springdale, Arkansas.
Duane was a mechanic and owned O’Connor Texaco. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a Eureka Springs volunteer fire fighter and ambulance driver.
On February 17, 1961, he was united in marriage to Doris (Groblebe) O’Connor, who preceded him death. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Donna Williams.
He is survived by one sister, Dorothy Bridgman of Conway, Arkansas; two children, Douglas O’Connor of Rogers; Diane Weems and husband Steven of Eureka Springs; seven grandchildren - Dustin and wife Kara O’Connor of Marengo, Illinois; Dillon and wife Skyler O’Connor, Delaney O’Connor and Drew O’Connor, all of Rogers; Sarah Weems of Conway; Ian Weems and Ethan Weems, both of Eureka Springs; and two great-grandchildren - Blayklee and Dawson Fielding of Rogers.
Graveside service will be 11:00 am, Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Eureka Springs Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Martin officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Eureka Springs High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 203, Eureka Springs AR 72632. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.