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Arthur Blake Conoley

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Arthur Blake Conoley Obituary
CONOLEY, Arthur Blake Arthur Blake Conoley, CW4, Ret. US Army, age 99, of Round Rock, passed away December 6, 2018 at the William R. Courtney VA Home in Temple, TX. Blake was born March 29, 1919 in Thorndale, Tx, the son of John Knox and Jo Hattie Gregory Conoley. He graduated from Thorndale High School in 1936 and went on to attend Sam Houston State in Huntsville and Texas State University in San Marcos. He taught school for two years in Watson Branch and then volunteered for civilian service as a B-17 aircraft technician in England for two years during the early part of WW II. He sailed back to the States as a Merchant Marine seaman and In 1944 joined the US Army. That same year he met and married Dorothy Evelyn Mason, also of Thorndale. They were married in Witchita Falls on December 2. They served three tours together in Germany and he had a 30 year career where he worked in Counter Intelligence. In addition to being a veteran of WW II, Blake also served in Korea and Viet Nam. He is survived by his beloved wife Dot and they were able to celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary together before his passing. His children include son Bill and wife Rosemary of Richardson, son Rick and wife Linda of Fredricksburg, and daughter Jane Conoley of Round Rock. Also, nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Blake was a life long tennis player and competed in the National Senior Olympic Games. He enjoyed playing until the age of 90. Aside from being a very unique individual who had many friends, Blake had a zest for life and had a long and happy one. He loved his work and cared deeply for his family. Toward the end, he said "I have no regrets and had countless adventures." Rest In Peace Blake, Dad, Paw Paw, Tex, and Red. Internment will be at the Conoley Community Cemetery.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jan. 13, 2019
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