James Russell Conrad

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  • "To the family: May you find peace from the God of all..."
  • "Joan, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers."
    - Cheryl Chandler
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Alabama resident James Russell Conrad, 70, died Sunday July 5, 2015. Mr. Conrad was a resident of the Ohatchee area since 2001, moving there from Marysville, Ohio. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Pell City, Alabama. Mr. Conrad was born January 19, 1945 in Amarillo, Texas the first son of Arthur and Louise Conrad. He graduated valedictorian from Groom High School in 1962. He was a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 1967 with a bachelor degree of Science. His first employer was Wilson Certified Foods in Oklahoma City where he met his love, and partner for life, Joan Warden. He married Joan on November 8, 1969 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The Conrad careers moved the family from Oklahoma to California, Iowa, Ohio and Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard A. Conrad, of Pan Handle, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Joan of the home; two sons, John A. Conrad and wife, Anita, of Pekin, Indiana and Jason T. Conrad, of Marysville, Ohio; one daughter, Jacqueline J. Visscher and husband, Jon, of Ludington, Michigan; 11 grandchildren, Hayden and Josie Conrad, of Marysville, Ohio, Caleb and Joshua Conrad, of Pekin, Indiana, Collin, Andy, Jed, Clayton, Joy, Will and Sedona Visscher, of Ludington, Michigan; two sisters, Evelyn and husband, Jim King and Cindy and husband, Alan Cox, of Amarillo, Texas; one brother, Donnie and wife, Marcia Conrad, of Groom, Texas; sister-in-law, Prissy Conrad Campbell, of Wichita, Kansas and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Friday July 10, 2015, at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia, Amarillo, Texas. A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Groom Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday July 11, 2015, in the Church with the Rev. Raj Samala as celebrant. There will also be visitation one hour before services at the Church on Saturday. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Groom, Texas by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St. in Amarillo, Texas. The family suggests memorials be to Christian Mothers Altar Society, P.O. Box 293, Groom, TX 79039. Kilgroe Funeral Home Pell City will handle local arrangements.
Published in The Anniston Star on July 8, 2015
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