Online benefit for Longview man killed in pipeline explosion begins Wednesday night

UPDATE: RUSK COUNTY – A benefit to help the family of a Rusk County man who was killed in a pipeline explosion will begin tonight (Wednesday August 27, 2014)

The online benefit auction for 32-year-old Conner Wilson of Longview begins at 8 p.m. and bidding will conclude Friday August 29, 2014 at 9:59 p.m.

The facebook post and site for the online bidding states:

This is a small way of honoring Conner's life as a devoted husband, father, and man of God, we have organized this online Facebook auction. Being members of a small group at Mobberly Baptist Church, we had the honor of knowing Conner and Kristin, and we felt led to do something big and incredible for her.

Conner who was part of a pipeline clearing crew clearing a right-of-away was killed when he struck a live 12-inch line carrying natural gas.

The accident happened August 12, 2014 at FM 1798 and County Rd. 366 in the South Eastern part of Rusk County.
 A memorial for Wilson was held August 15.

Related Stories:

Rusk County pipeline explosion fatality ruled accidental

Neighbors say they saw, smelled gas after fatal Rusk Co. explosion


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