Virgil Clay Conley

Virgil Conley, 79, of Central Point, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, July 20, 2008, with his family by his side. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Butte Falls Community Bible Church. Mr. Conley was born Oct. 9, 1928, to Clay and Viola Conley. He attended Butte Falls schools and graduated in 1948. On Sept. 23, 1950, he married his wife, Johnnie, who survives.

Mr. Conley  served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 and was involved in
the Korean Conflict. He was employed with Medford Corporation for 42
years, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator, fire control
officer, and logging supervisor. He lived in Butte Falls for 71 years,
where he was a member of the Lions Club, served on the City Council,
assisted with Boy Scouts, and attended the Butte Falls Community Bible
Church. He loved the small town where he grew up, but later relocated
to Central Point. There he attended Foots Creek Chapel in Gold Hill. He
enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, reading, family gatherings,
storytelling, the Braves, and watching his children and grandchildren
play sports.
Together Mr. Conley and his wife had three
children: Cathy Bruce of Medford; Jerry Conley of Eagle Point; and Paul
Conley of Eagle Point. He had five grandchildren and five
Dad will always be remembered for his honesty, generosity, integrity, work ethic, and his compassion for animals.
his wife and children, Mr. Conley  is survived by his sister, Zola
Ellefson of Butte Falls; sister-in-law, Ellen Conley of Butte Falls;
and one niece and several nephews and their families. He was preceded
in death by his parents, one sister, and two brothers.
lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hearts With A Mission,
(homeless youth shelter), P. O. Box 711, Medford Center #334, Medford,
OR. 97504.
Arrangements by Abbey Funeral alternatives, 773-7117.

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