Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in First Christian Church of Panhandle with Roger Arnold and Mark Urquhart officiating. Arrangements are by LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors of Amarillo.
Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery by LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Coulter Road Chapel.
Mr. Conway will be available for viewing beginning today at 1 p.m. at Minton-Chatwell Funeral Home in Panhandle. The family will later receive friends from 5-7 this evening at Minton-Chatwell Funeral Home in Panhandle
Mr. Conway was born June 2, 1943 in Childress to Raymond Estelle Conway and Lou Edith Thompson Conway. He graduated from Lefors High School in 1964. Jerry married the love of his life, Barbara Ann Blair on Mar. 31, 1965 in Lefors. They have been long-time residents of Panhandle where they raised their family. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Panhandle and Hillside Christian Church of Amarillo. Mr. Conway was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and simply being outdoors. Jerry was a Charter member of the Top-O-Texas Bass Masters tournament fishing club. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother and his stepmother, Mae Dell Boone McCain Conway; two sisters, Rama Lee Conway Rothwell and Pauline Conway Owens and his brother, Ray Russell Conway.
Immediate family survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Gary Jay Conway and his wife Stacy of Panhandle and Wade Ray Conway and his wife Stephanie of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; two grandsons, William George Conway and Wyatt Blair Conway both of Panhandle.
The family suggests memorials to The American Cancer Society or any cancer research organization of your choice.
Condolences may be made at the online guestbook at www.lagroneblackburnshaw.com.