He was born April 11, 1953 to Dr. William and Louise O'Connor in St. Joseph, Missouri.
William was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church, had a lifelong interest in mechanics and electronics, was a devoted dog lover, and enjoyed gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law; and a grandson.
Survivors: daughters, Nancy Porter (Jason), Vickie Lynn Hayward (Randy), Stephanie Ann Hathcox; sisters, Suzanne O'Connor, Maureen Watkins, Sheila Rickel, Kerry O'Connor, and Mary Minney; grandchildren, Krystle, April, Tabby, Matthew, Destiny, Caitlin, Brittany, Samantha, and Brandon; great-granddaughter, Melodee; and numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Monday, St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. Inurnment Leavenworth National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends 3:30-5:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Parish Rosary 3:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Friends of the Shelter.