Our Sincere Sympathy


Nathan Franklin Conley
July 10, 1943 - October 27, 2015

1962 Moss Graduate
 

   Nathan Franklin Conley passed away in Eufaula on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at the age of 72 years.

   Nathan was the son of Haston Otto Conley & Lena Faye (Harwell) Conley, born on July 10, 1943, in Lamar, Oklahoma. He was brought up in Lamar, and graduated Moss High School in 1962. For a while he sold shoes, then served five years in the U.S. Army, including one year with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He married Mary Ellen Kilcrease on June 2, 1967, in Holdenville, Oklahoma. He worked for Lockheed, drove a truck, and was also a mechanic and heavy equipment operator until he retired in 1993 due to failing health.

   Nathan enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and hunting, and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

   He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Patsy Louise Hood.

   He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary, of the home; three children: Robert Conley (Teressa) of Stigler, Lorra Stiles (Benny) of Kiowa, and Angela Black (Brad) of Allen; six grandchildren: Harley Lenox (David) of Stillwater, Courteni Conley of Muskogee, Miranda Stiles of Kiowa, Hunter Boyd, Tessa Black, and Kellyn Black, all of Allen; one brother, James Conley (Roseanne) of Tecumseh, and three sisters: Bernice Roberts (Bob) of Stuart, Darlene Hickerson of McAlester, and Barbara Kirkland (Dale) of Shawnee; several nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

   Graveside services were held on Saturday, October 31, 1:30 p.m., and Nathan was laid to rest in the Lamar Cemetery with military honors performed by the Creek Nation Honor Guard. Rev. Roy Rogers and Rev. Jack Sloan were the officiating ministers. Pallbearers were Mike Hickerson, Steven Randolph, Scott Hood, David Rogers, David Lenox, Steven Wylie. Honorary pallbearers are Josh Turner, Joel Turner, Jerry Turner, Aaron Wylie, and Jerry Welch
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