John Landis Conley, 65, of
Trenton, died Sunday, December 24, 2006 at his home.
He was born March 4, 1941 in
DeRidder, Louisiana, son of Mancel and Carrie Conley, and they both
preceded him in death.
He married Margaret Ann Cooley
March 26, 1959 in Bon Weir, Texas, and she survives in Trenton.
Other survivors include a
daughter, Kaylynn (Don) Strieker of Monroe, Ohio; a son, Michael
(Sybil) Conley of Trenton; three grandchildren, Chase Strieker of
Monroe, Ohio, and Miranda and Zoë Conley of Trenton; a sister, Mary
Lynn Wiley of Sulphur, Louisiana; nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mr. Conley was retired from
the United States Air Force, where he earned the rank of Colonel
(declined) and from Koch Candy Company in Trenton, where he was the
general manager. He graduated from Louisiana State University in
1963 with a degree in mathematics education, and earned his
Doctorate of Philosophy in Meteorology from Texas A & M University
He was a veteran of the
Vietnam War, and was awarded the bronze star for valor above and
beyond the call of duty, along with numerous other wartime medals
and commendations. He was a member of Trenton American Legion Post
778 and Trenton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7983. He was past
president of the board of directors at First United Methodist
Church, Trenton, and former lay leader. He was a past president of
the Trenton Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Trenton Library
Board, charter president of the Trenton Industrial Commission, and a
member and past president of the South Central Transit District in
Mr. Conley’s remains were
cremated in keeping with his and his family’s wishes.
Friends may call Thursday from
4 to 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Trenton. A memorial
service will begin at 6 p.m.
may be made to Western Clinton County Senior Services, Trenton
Library Board, Trenton Police Department Drug Abuse Resistance
Education (D.A.R.E.) program, or Trenton Park Boosters, and will be
accepted through Moss Funeral Home.