Dustin "Dusty" Connor

Feb 16, 1979 - May 29, 2016


Dustin Joseph Connor “Dusty”
Born February 16, 1979 in Carmichael Ca. entered into rest on Sunday May 29, 2016, due to a tragic boating accident. Dusty was the proud owner of S.O.S Marine in Granite Bay, Ca. Dusty worked extremely hard for the last 15 years to make S.O.S Marine what it is today. His favorite things in life were his son Andrew, riding his harley, boating, persuing women and drinking his coors light with family and friends.
Preceded in death by his brother Jack Michael Connor, Grandparents Carroll and Paulette Connor and grandfather John Shirley.
He is loved and survived by his son Andrew Connor, his parents, Jack Connor and Donna Futrell, Step father and business partner Shaun Futrell. Siblings, Corey Connor, Janel Connor, Matt Connor, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, & grandparents.
Many thanks to PCSO, Yuba County, Amador County, Eldorado County, Sacramento County, South Lake Tahoe and Santa Clara County dive teams and officers, Chaplains Tanya and Dave, Gary, owner of Camp Far West lake for all the hard work that went into bringing Dusty home.
Last but certainly not least, thank you to all the amazing family and friends that have supported us, cried with us, and helped us in so many ways during this difficult time. You are all greatly appreciated.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary Chapel
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA 95841


  • Janel or says:

    I cant believe this is real. I should be sending you text messages or calling you, not writing a message here. I miss you so damn much. If only i could here your voice one more time. I love Dusty!!!!!

  • TRACY says:

    I will always love you Dusty… Drayden and I will love you forever!!!! You are so missed and wish I can hug you again…. Until we meet again. . .RIP

  • Tiffany says:

    I will forever cherish your memory. Sending my love and peace to you.

  • Jessica says:

    I have more than half my life worth of memories yet that still doesn’t feel like enough… Your friendship is irreplaceable there are not others like you. Never goodbye dusty only love my friend see you on the flip side

  • Gary Dixon says:

    I am so greatful to have been part of the Conner family while you were still here. I’ll cherish every memorie I have of you. Peace G

  • Mina mansuetti says:

    Oh my friend.always with that smile of yours and that hug that you give, you will truly be missed but never forgotten, be at rest sweetie!

  • Giovanni says:

    Ride In Paradise partner!! Until we Meet, Ride & Rat Rod again.. U are deeply Missed.. I’m really glad they found u & ur family has closure.. Prayers & Condolences to ur family!!

  • Jenny says:

    so sorry for your loss to all of Dustin’s family. I know Crystal and Gary. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Summer says:

    It still doesn’t seem real. You will forever be loved and missed Dust. Til we meet again. I love you forever.

  • Aubrea Harris says:

    Oh Dusty, my old friend. I still can’t believe this is all happening. Such a big heart and kind soul. You were one of a kind. My heart breaks for Andrew and your family. You are one loved guy and will never be forgotten. Much love to you always babe!!! – Aubs

  • Sara Tessnear says:

    MY thoughts and prayers to Dustin’s son Andrew, and his family and friends, and his dog Jameson. My heart goes out to all of you, I’m so sorry for your tradgic loss. Dustin will be missed. I love you Dustin Connor RIP MY ANGEL

  • George says:

    I will see you on the other side my friend.

  • Janet says:

    Growing up with you, you were always such a cool guy. I still can’t even believe this is real. You seemed to have lived life to the fullest and that’s what I would have always expected you would do. By the looks of the amount of family and friends that surround you, the impact you left on many are a true sign to what an amazing person you are and what you mean to everyone. RIP Dusty….. Always remembered, never forgotten.

  • Marlena Payne says:

    My deepest condolences to Dusty’s family. Dusty you have touched so many lives and will always be remembered and loved for the dearest friend and person you were. RIP

  • Valerie hollander says:

    My deepest condolences to Dustys family and friends

  • Tim Almberg says:

    Love you brother!!! Never thought you’d be my guardian angel. You keep an eye out for us from up there, and I will keep an eye out down here!

  • Sheri Spinella says:

    Such a tragedy.. So very sorry for the loss to his son and entire family.. Spoke with dusty several times a truly was a Great guy..RIP you will have many laughs up there with my Husband Sam

  • Katie says:

    I grew up next to Dusty…. He was a good friend of my brothers. He will surely be missed by many. R.I.P Dusty

  • jessie jimenez says:

    grateful for the time we sharedβ™‘ keep sending those love notes to your family and friends

  • Big Rob says:

    Much love to Andrew and the family, you were one of a kind for sure. Love you, RIP homeboy

  • Geri R.Bray says:

    What an amazing young man Dustin was in his short life. He was so fun loving and family oriented. He loved his son Andrew beyond words. He insisted that Andrew carry his last name and I am proud to have been part of that request as his attorney. He was one of kind and will be sorely missed and remembered forever. I saw Dusty about 2 months ago in the morning ( after mass) at the California Club. He had a big dog in his big truck and of course a gal nearby. We hugged and toasted to a good life… My condolence to Andrew and his entire family…

  • rick blakeley says:

    Only met dustin a few times , seemed like a nice young man .

  • Leeanne says:

    I was given the privilege to watch you grow up to the man you are. You surprised me with your wittiness and kind heart. You are not only the uncle to Tyler and Sierra, you are the great uncle to Miya and Adrian. I wish I could’ve spent more time with you before you had to go…. You will forever be missed and always be loved. Always in my heart…. “Go on and fly free-bird”

  • Sherri stanley says:

    My heart and prayers go out to the family

  • Dustin L says:

    It just blows me away still brother your such an amazing man and were there for so many of us in so many ways. Rest easy brother.

  • Rich C. says:

    Rip. Friend. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Deanna says:

    Dusty rest easy baby boy!!! U will never be forgotten. Miss ya like crazy!!! Xoxoxo

  • Christina says:

    I still cant believe your gone dusty but im glad they found you. Now you can be laid to rest. My heart goes out to mamma Donna, Jack and especially little Andrew. So sorry i cant be out there for you cause im way over here in Texas, but the next time i come yo Cali i will come visit you i promise. Love you brother xo

  • Barker Family says:

    Sure gonna miss you man, but we will meet again,we have too,still have the last message you sent me,we still have ta pound a cold one,love you dude, love my whole Fam Bam❀️

  • Shanna chaney says:

    It’s so hard to put into words what you meant. You touched so many people lives by your friendship and big heart! I imagined you always being there until we were all old and talking about the crazy moments we all shared. God really does take the good ones and I know your up there looking after all of us. Andrew and the entire family please know we are all here for you and whatever you need. You can call us anytime and the support of his friends will be there for you, even years from now. I’m so sorry for your loss and praying for your strength during this difficult time.

  • Jim McCarty says:

    You will be missed Dustin! RIP

  • Jana Stark says:

    Dust….. I cant believe how many people lives you touched in the short time you were with us. . To know you, was to love you….. You will FOREVER be loved, missed and remembered….. Til we meet again my long time friend…. May you rest in peace… Love you Dust…..

  • Donna H says:

    Thank you for being so kind. And helpful. I will never forget you.

  • Nick K says:

    MY FRIEND – Dusty 16 days have past since i saw you. One of the last things I said was ” how do you do it ? ” and you gave me that smile and smirk that i WILL NEVER FORGET. When I got home I asked my girlfriend the same question and she said ” CAUSE HE’S HOT !! I am glad we got to spend the time we did together. You introduced me to some GREAT people. I was in the shop – SOS today and it just isnt the same without you. I will never forget you ! RIP – TILL WE MEET AGAIN.

  • Dedra Hammonds says:

    I didnt know you but felt every bit of sorrow as if we knew eachother for ever im glad your finally at peace . I send my deepest sympathy to the family and friends RIP

  • Alexanderhndymnsrvs@hotmail.com says:

    My dear friend. ..no brother you showed me so many first times..it’s important for me to say dusty definitely made me the man I I I am today. ..if it wasn’t for a get up schmeg…probably be still asleep. ….love you dust….goodder

  • Dave &-Kay MILLER says:

    Rest in Peace my friend you’ll never be forgotten Thanks for all you done for my grandson &-daughter Tracy &-Drayden you’re an awesome person

  • Johnny g and michelle g says:

    You truly will be missed you are a good friend and was proud to have been a part of your life thank you my friend and proud to have you as my angle now . Rest in piece my friend we will see you on the silver bullet in the sky

  • Brandi Ward says:

    Dusty you were always a good friend to me, a hard working man, & awesome devoted family man. Sometime s Heaven just needs more Angels. You will be missed & thought about until we meet again.

  • Bummer macmonagle says:

    Well brother the closure has come to an end we had a lot of good times working together at SOS Marine we laughed we giggled played games but most of all I had a lot of respect for you being in the boat business is not easy with the struggles and the ups and downs but you always seem to make it work you will forever be missed but not forgotten now you are up there with my dad Jim kicking tires and racing boats with that huge smile on your face, I will see you on the other side until we meet again brother I love you and rest in peace

  • Deana says:

    Dusty, It seems like just the other day you were a little kid showing me your mom and dad’s favorite albums, as we passed the time away on to another day. Life is so short, it’s true. I’m glad you were doing what you loved and had a smile in your heart to the very end. Let that be another lesson for all of us. Love you Dusty.

  • Kelly Connor says:

    This hit me hard! Like a ton of bricks right at my chest! I always knew you had a heart of gold, and that’s the main reason I married you! I’ll never forget how scared shitless we were, but we did it anyway! Got hitched on my Birthday! & although our marriage didn’t last more than 5 years, I feel good about that time still, and also, I gained some beautiful family members through it too! I still & always will hold you near & dear to my heart! & don’t worry, I’ll hug them so big for you! I always wanted only happiness for you, only wished you lots of love and good times! I will always love you Dusty! Until we meet again, please give my Momma a hug for me in heaven!! You have so many here on earth who loved you like crazy! Makes my heart warm! RIP Dusty

  • Nicole says:

    Dustin, I will never forget the time that we shared together. I feel blessed to have known you and you are truly one of a kind. I hope you find peace knowing how much you are loved and the legacy that you left behind. I feel confident that we will meet again, and when we do, I expect you to welcome me with your wide open arms and charming smile. There’s a book that I read to my girls at bedtime, and the last line I send to you: “You are my angel, my darling, my star…and my love will find you, wherever you are.”

  • Jared Gibson says:

    Dusty I knew you for more than 20 years you were a good friend you will truly be missed r.i.p brother

  • Sheron Harder says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Kenny Kelly says:

    I haven’t seen Dusty in almost 20yrs but it still feels like yesterday was the last time I talked to him! That’s the impression only Dusty could leave. You will be missed and not forgotten!

  • Chad says:

    I met dusty for the first time 30 minutes before this accident in quarter mile cove. Its crazy how fast things can happen. Rip

  • Lil lulu says:

    “Come on” i love you buddy! I wish i could take the pain away for everyone! But you left a lasting impression. Thabks for the last 18 years !

  • Jerry A says:

    Dustin sorry to see you leave us so soon, You where a cool guy and you will be missed my friend, RIP Dustin

  • Nicole Hulshoff says:

    So sorry to see you go to soon. The Lord has a plan for you. We were more recent friends in life brougt together by our sons and HS sports. I enjoyed knowing you and appreciate you for all the efforts with our boys! RIP

  • julie stone says:

    I’m so sorry that this great guy had to leave all of us ,he’s in a better place now ,rest in peace dusty even thou are not here you’ll never be forgotten and be missed by many love you cuz forever and always.

  • Lielani hines says:

    Im so sorry for your loss. You guys will be in my prayers.

  • Connie Power says:

    I am so sorry for your great loss, also. Such a tragic ending to a happy life. Now Andrew has to find solace from the rest of the family; I’m sure you’ll all be there for him. After awhile, your memories will be so sweet for you; but, right now, I know the pain is unbearable. So sorry. πŸ™

  • Stacy Puliz says:

    My prayers to the Connors. Dusty RIP you kind hearted man.

  • Monique Bearry says:

    Im sorry for your loss. I new Dustin Conner from Sylvan Middle School. I will never for his face. All the girls liked him and use to think he was a huge flirt. But im very shocked to stumble upon this obituary.

  • Monique says:

    Im sorry for your loss. I new Dustin Conner from Sylvan Middle School. I will never forget his face. All the girls liked him and use to think he was a huge flirt. But im very shocked to stumble upon this obituary.

  • Harry Jones says:

    I just went to SOS Marine for a part for the boat and that is how I learned of Dusty’s passing. I am shocked and saddened by this news. I didn’t know him as well as others but as a customer of his for over 16 years I will never forget how he always made time for me and my boat problems for the right price… A 30 pack of coors light always will get things done faster he would say always putting a smile on my face and my nerves at ease as I knew he would be fair and honest and not screw us over. I always bragged about him to other boat owners to bring their boat to Dusty and SOS Marine and they would take good care of them. Just bring some coors light for Dusty I would say… My condolences to the family. He made a difference to even those he wasn’t close to. The parents did a great job raising him. He is a good man… Harry Jones

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