Lionel Edward “Sam” O’Connor, 87, of Brooksville, Florida passed away November 26, 2022 due to natural causes. Sam was born on August 17, 1935, as the eldest son to Edward O’Connor Sr and Marjorie Jean O’Connor. Sam is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann O’Connor and his daughters Marilyn McGowen, Stacie O’Connor, Samantha O’Connor-Carr, Sherri Jeorjia O’Connor-Clapper and many grandchildren. Sam was preceded in death by his only son Lionel O’Connor Jr. Sam dedicated his life to Jehovah and was an active member of his congregation as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. A talented General Contractor, Sam was well-known for being a reliable and honest builder. Sam lived an extraordinary life and his zest for living was infectious. His wit and sense of humor never failed to compliment the conversation. He enjoyed diving, sailing, and spearfishing. An avid traveler, he saw the entirety of the United States and many other countries. Sam was an excellent storyteller and enjoyed the company of many friends. He never met a stranger. He spent his best years with his beloved wife, Shirley, and was almost never separated from her. A devoted family-man, Sam enjoyed playing chess, reading the Bible, and teaching his grand-children. He will be dearly missed, but his memory lives on through the remembrance of all the good he added to our lives. He lived every day of his life “walking in his integrity.”All arrangements are private and Entrusted to J.T. Campbell Funeral Home and Cremation Services Macedonia Chapel. "When You Need Us Most"