Charles Carlton Conway, 78, of Valdosta, died on Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Langdale Hospice House following a brief illness. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on August 8, 1931 to the late Emmett G. and Minnie Lavinia Tucker Conway. Mr. Conway was a United States Marine Corps veteran serving for three years. While in the Corps, he was a radar technician aboard The Coral Sea, The Midway and The Franklin D. Roosevelt. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in business management. He worked for and retired from Westinghouse Electric as a project administrator. While working for Westinghouse, he was a member of Toastmasters and won many awards for his prowess at public speaking. He was the featured speaker at numerous retirement dinners and some company functions. His specialty was a gentle and witty humor which reminded many who heard him of the great humorist, Herb Shriner. He was a member of Airport Church of Christ and was a huge Alabama fan. The three loves in his life were the church, his family and retirement here in Valdosta.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nancy Bean Conway of Valdosta; a son, Matthew Edward Conway of Tallahassee; a daughter and son-in-law, Natalie Elizabeth and Coy Wisenbaker of Valdosta; five grandchildren, Adam Coy Wisenbaker, Penny Lynn Wisenbaker, Charles Luke Wisenbaker, Grace Elizabeth Wisenbaker, and Hannah Kathryn Wisenbaker all of Valdosta; two great-grandchildren, Marilyn Jane Carter and Scarlett Lucy Carter both of Crystal River, Florida; a brother, James Arthur Conway of Birmingham, Alabama; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth and C. Joe Finley, Doris Guinn, and Connie and Frank Boatwright all of Orlando, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Emmett, William and Percy Conway.
Services for Charles Conway will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 28, 2010 at the Airport Church of Christ with Mr. Keith Olbricht and Mr. David Nelson officiating. The burial will follow in the Dasher Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. Carson McLane.
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