CONWAY, William S. WILLIAM S. CONWAY Highlands, NC - William S. Conway was born in raised in Oswego, NY where he attended Oswego High School and the Lawrenceville School. He received a BA in Economics from Hobart College, where he met his future wife, Diana Park Harder. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society and Kappa Beta Phi, National Honorary Fraternity. Following graduation and marriage in 1951 he entered the US Army. Serving as a Company Commander with the 185th Combat Engineers during the Korean War, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He spent most of his business career as a Certified Financial Planner in the Atlanta, Georgia area before moving to the North Carolina mountain town of Highlands. An active Episcopalian, he served his parish as both Junior and Senior Warden. He also served the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina as member of its Executive Council and Chair of Fiscal Ministries. He received the Diocesan Distinguished Communicant award in 2004. He was a former member of the local Zoning Board and a Director of the Peggy Crosby Center of Highlands. Bill was a golf enthusiast, a voracious reader, a fanatical historian and so enjoyed sharing his many wonderful memories with friends and family, all who will miss him dearly. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Diana Conway of Highlands, three children, William S. Conway, Jr., Pamela McInerney and John Conway all of Atlanta; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands with Rev. Bruce Walker officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Bell Tower Fund, PO Box 729, Highlands, NC 28741 Bryant Grant Funeral Home, Franklin NC is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences are available by visiting bryantgrantfuneralhome.com or by email.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home
105 W Main St Franklin, NC 28734
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 9, 2014