Forrest Mobley Conley
Funeral services for Forrest Mobley Conley, will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Broadmoor Baptist Church (Memorial Chapel) in Shreveport. The services will begin with a visitation at 9:00 a.m. and the funeral following at 10:00. Burial will follow at Centuries Memorial on Mansfield Road. Officiating will be Dr. Tom Harrison, Dr. Larry Williams, and The Reverend Andrew Comeaux.
Forrest passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013. He was born February 7, 1922 to parents William Sidney Forrest and Mae Lewis Conley, in Vivian, LA. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Sidney E. and Clark L. Conley, and his sister, Sybil Conley Peters. He is survived by his wife, Agnes Adger Conley. Other survivors include his two sons, Forrest M. Conley, Jr., and wife Sherry of Shreveport, and Thomas W. Conley and wife, Deborah of San Marcos, Texas. His grandchildren are Christine Conley of Baton Rouge, Megan Conley Fisher of Houston, William Conley of Wimberley, Texas, and Rebecca Conley Dickey of San Marcos, Texas. His four great-grandchildren are, Robert Forrest Conley, Eve Matilda Conley, Conley Jean Fisher, and Abram Robert Conley. Other survivors include his sister-in-law, Mary Conley, and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Forrest grew up near Vivian, LA, and graduated from Vivian High School. He attended Louisiana Tech and Centenary College. He left Centenary to serve his country during World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the Battle of Okinawa in the Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion, Lowe-McFarland Post No. 14. His career in the oil and gas industry spanned from 1938 to 1985, working for Wilson Supply Company, Watson Oil Corp., and MCO Resources.
Forrest has served as a deacon in the Baptist Church since April of 1960. He has been a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church since returning to Shreveport from Houston in 1985. He was active in Broadmoor's VIP ministry and was 'Outstanding Senior Adult' for 1999. He also enjoyed working with Builders for Christ on many projects from South Louisiana to Alaska.
Serving as pallbearers will be William P. Conley, Clark Lynn Conley, Lane S. Adger, Anderson K. Adger, Richard P. Robertson, Douglas W. Robertson, and Dean Burney. Honorary pallbearers are the Broadmoor Baptist Church Deacons and Gideons International.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to Gideons International or the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, Louisiana, 71211.
The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of our friends who have been so helpful during this time. A special thanks to Dr. Jason Nelson and Dr. Orlando Padilla for their caring and honest counsel. We would also like to thank the staff of LifeCare at Willis-Knighton Pierremont Hosptial and Live Oak Retirement Center for taking such good care of our father. Much gratitude also goes to Bobbie Walpool, for her unfailing dedication.
There will be a special arrangement of sixty-nine red roses at the funeral. These red roses represent the sixty-nine years of marriage that was celebrated by Agnes and Forrest on November 15th.
Published in Shreveport Times on Dec. 3, 2013