Obituary of William J. Conley
William “Bud” Conley passed on into his eternal resting place on December 17, 2021.
Born on January 31,1944 he was the first-born son to William Keller and Catherine Virginia Conley, he is predeceased by his younger brother Thomas John Conley.
Both brothers grew up on the family’s dairy farm in Hensonville where Bud inherited his strong work ethic and love for his community.
Bud had a long list of life accomplishments. In his teenage years he was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Windham Ashland Jewett in 1962 and then immediately joined the US Navy. He was assigned to the USS Forrestal stationed out of Norfolk, VA. This was where he met his beautiful bride of 56 years, Dolla Conley.
He was honorably discharged from the Navy after 4 years of service. After traveling the world with the Navy he headed back home to Hensonville to start his wonderful life with Dolla, building a loving family.
He became a teller for The Bank of Windham, and then moved on to Clerk of The Greene County Highway Department. He served on the Board of Fire Commissioners for 47 years, Hensonville Hose Company Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Cemetery Association as well. He also drove for Decker’s Ambulance Service, was an EMT and Volunteer Fireman for the Hensonville Hose Company. He proudly served with the Hensonville Hose Company for 60 years, joining at the age of 17. Many of those years he was voted in as their Rescue Squad Captain; a role he was very much dedicated to.
Bud leaves behind many loving family members and wonderful friends.
He is predeceased by his second daughter Virginia Bernadette Conley. He is survived by his wife Dolla Conley, daughters Kathrinia May Conley, Linda Carol (Patrick) Finn, Christina Lee Conley, Patricia Alexandia (Steve) DeLong. Beloved grandchildren Brittany Clearwater, Delenn Deszcz, Patrick Finn, Gabriel and Tyler DeLong.
Calling Hours will be held on Monday, December 27, 2021 from 11am – 1pm at Decker Funeral Home, 5312 Main Street, Windham. A mass to follow at 1:30pm at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church, 5188 State Route 23, Windham.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bud’s memory to the Hensonville Hose Company.
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