Oct. 28, 1955-Aug. 20, 2020
Funeral service for Tommy Robert O’Con, 64, of Robeline was at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24 at First Baptist Church in Robeline. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Robeline.
Mr. O’Con was born Oct. 28, 1955, in Natchitoches and died Aug. 20, 2020, in Shreveport after a brief illness.
He was a member of the New Beginnings Apostolic Church of Bryant, Ark. Tommy was a dedicated Christian husband, father and grandfather. He died on “National Radio Day” which was very fitting, as he was a talented radio announcer for many years and had recently created an online Southern Gospel/Contemporary Gospel radio station.
Tommy served as Mayor of Robeline for 32 years and was the youngest mayor ever elected in the United States. He also served as Natchitoches Parish Constable for five years and as deputy and dispatcher for Sabine and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Offices.
Tommy was a former pastor at Saline United Pentecostal Church. For the past four years, he owned and operated the Around the Town Newspaper.
Tommy was the son of Albert O’Con and Nellie Fay Strickland O’Con, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth and Michael O’Con; and sister, Wanda McNeely.
He is survived by his wife, Dayna O’Con; son, Seth Alexander and wife Heather and granddaughter, Hazel; daughter, Miriam Stewart and husband Anthony; grandson, Ezekiel and granddaughter, Eliana; brothers, A. J. and Gordon O’Con; and sisters, Judy Lee and husband Luther and Janene Hamous.
Officiating the service was Pastor Ryan McNeely, Pastor Amos Brown and Pastor Jim Whitley.
Pallbearers were Seth Alexander, Ezekiel Martinez, Kevin O’Con, Wayne O’Con, Tony O’Con, Reese McNeely, Devin Lewis and David Garlington.
Honorary pallbearers were David Stallings, Clauriste Byles Jr., Louie Bernard, George Foreman, Dan Dyess, Russell Rachel, Billy Weeks, Carl Walters, Bishop Kelvin Stewart and countless others.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Anil S. Matta, Dr. Sujatha Gubbala and to include the following tributes from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department.
•NPSO extends sympathy to family and friends of Tommy O’Con
Sheriff Stuart Wright and the deputies of the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office extend our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Tommy O’Con who died on Thursday morning in a Shreveport hospital. Tommy was the Natchitoches Parish Ward 3 Constable, served as Robeline Mayor for over 30 years, was a former Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputy, organizer of the Robeline Heritage Festival, publisher of Around the Town, an online publication, and served in many civic and community events. While working in the communications division at the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s
Office as a radio operator, Tommy trained some deputies that still remain at the NPSO. Please remember Constable O’Con, his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this time. We salute Tommy O’Con and thank him for his contributions and services to Natchitoches Parish and surrounding area.
•From the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Mitchell, along with the entire staff of the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office, would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Tommy O’Con. Tommy served The Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher for many years and was always ready to serve in any capacity. Tommy served as mayor of Robeline as well as constable for Natchitoches Parish. While working at Baldrige Dumas communications he became well known as our local news guy. Tommy also hosted the gospel favorites program for many years. Rest in peace Tommy and thank you for your years of service.
Memorial donations may be made in Tommy’s honor to Villalobos Rescue Center, P. O. Box 771127, New Orleans, LA 70177
Services provided by Kilpatrick Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Condolences can be made online to the family at www.rose-neath.com.