He was born and spent his early life in Cleveland.
He was a graduate of Cleveland High School and attended Lee University.
His wife, Phyllis, was a Florida native who graduated from Lee and has been an outstanding K-12 teacher and administrator in Whitfield County, Ga., for many years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles W. Conn; mother, Edna Minor Conn; and sisters: Sarah Elizabeth Wesson and Melody Anne Conn.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Hudson Conn, of Dalton; brothers: Philip W. Conn of Lexington, Ky., J. Stephen Conn of Cincinnati, Paul Conn of Cleveland, Raymond Conn of Cincinnati, Bruce Conn of Mount Berry, Ga., and Jeff Conn of Nashville; sisters: Sharon Hays and Camilla Warren, both of Cincinnati, and Cathy Robbins of Cumming, Ga.; and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
No public service is planned.
His family will celebrate his life in a private memorial occasion.
Julian Peeples Funeral Home in Dalton is in charge of cremation arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Melody Conn Scholarship Fund at Lee University, or to the Restavek Freedom Foundation, an organization which works to end child slavery in Haiti (www.Restavekfreedom.org).