Otis Wade Conway, Jr.
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Hebron—OTIS WADE CONWAY, JR entered this life on Saturday, January 7, 1928. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Otis and Mary Conway. After a short illness, Otis departed this life on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The Lord blessed him with 85 years.
Otis eventually relocated to Whitehaven, Maryland. He received his formal education in the Wicomico County Public School System. At the age of 18, he joined the United States Air force on February 22, 1946. Reaching the rank of Corporal, he served as an Automotive Equipment Mechanic. After four years of active duty service, he separated from the military with an Honorable discharge. Otis served 28 years, as Chief of Police and Security at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor; his two daughters, Vicki Conway Shockley (Otha) of Parsonsburg, MD and Pamela Conway (Paul) of Lakewood Ranch, Florida. One brother, Ernest Conway (Christine) of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; and one sister, Phyllis Moore (Jerome) of Capitol Heights, MD, also remain. One sister-in-law, Arvella Griffin of Salisbury, MD; one grandson, Justin Shockley of Parsonsburg, MD; and a host of cousins and nieces also survive him.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Salisbury, MD. The viewing we be Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home from 6 -8 o'clock pm and 1hour prior to service. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11am at Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C. Apostle Madonna P. Johnson is officiating. The interment is at Springhill Memory Gardens Cemetery.
In memory of Otis, the family suggests donations to the
at www.alz.org or 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Published in The Daily Times on Jan. 25, 2013