BLOOMINGDALE - Mr. Earl L. Conaway Sr., 67, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at his home here.
Mr. Earl was born in Savannah to the late Earl L. and Inez T. Conaway. He served his country in the U.S. Army, 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions, serving in Vietnam from 1964-1967. He retired from Smith and Kelly Shipping Company and he loved riding his Harley Davidson and racing.
Survivors include his children, Betty J. Edwards and her husband, James F. Edwards, of Midway and Earl Lewis Conaway Jr. and his wife, Janet, Conaway of Bloomingdale; stepson, Ira Smith and his wife, Angela, of Savannah; grandchildren, Phillip J. DeLoach, Nicholas O. DeLoach and his wife, Alyssa, Crystal L. DeLoach and Alyssa B. Conaway; step-grandchildren, Joshua, Gary, Brian, Douglas, Travis and Brittany Smith; great-grandchildren, Trent Selph, Emily Brumley, Adan J. DeLoach, Serenity DeLoach and Braylin DeLoach; sisters, Linda Gaines of Charleston, SC and Diane Fife of Savannah and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Jessica Silvers.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes, West Chatham Chapel, in Pooler.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at Westside Christian Church on Highway 80 in Bloomingdale. Burial will follow at Douglas Cemetery on Conaway Road in Bloomingdale with military honors.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be given to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31419.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes, West Chatham Chapel, has charge of arrangements.