Boyd Milton Conaway, 95, of Sadler, Texas slipped into the arms of Jesus on May 2, 2021 to meet his beloved wife Danna of 73 years.
Born February 28, 1926 to Roy and Delia Green Conaway of Dexter. He attended school in Dexter and Gainesville. Boyd joined the US Army during World War II. His basic training was in Ft. Knox, Kentucky, training in the Tank Core Division. He was sent to the Philippians and Japan in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, working with the 217th Quarter Master Repair. After discharge from the army, he married Danna Dickerman in 1946. They moved back to the family farm in the Dexter Community and continued working the farm until 1951. The family moved to Southmayd and Boyd went to work for Line Material for the next 26 years, during this time he bought a farm between Sadler and Southmayd where he was able to continue his lifelong love of farming and raising cattle. Boyd was a devoted Christian man, adored by family and friends. He attended Southmayd Methodist Church until its closure, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Song Leader and Sunday School teacher. After its closure he joined Sadler Methodist church, serving in many capacities.
Boyd is survived by his daughter, Lucretia Gann of Sadler; son, Danny Conaway and wife, Carolyn of Ft. Worth; sister, Joyce Conaway Joiner of Houston; grandchildren, Paul Baze and wife, Dani of Sherman; Jami Baze Reese and husband, Vaughan of Meyersdale, Pennsylvania; Jason Conaway and wife, Melissa of Sadler; Cameron Conaway and wife, Jennifer of Frisco; Clayton Conaway and wife, Jana of Sadler; and Colbi Conaway Graves and husband, Chris of Ft. Worth; thirteen great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 73 years, Danna Dickerman Conaway, son, Jimmy Conaway, his parents, sister, Cleta Conaway Dove, brother, and sister-in-law, LeeRoy and Lenora Mae Conaway and his son-in-law, Ronald Gann.
Pallbearers will be Paul Baze, Jason Conaway, Cameron Conaway, Clayton Conaway, Chris Graves and Tanner Baze.
Funeral Services honoring Boyd will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro, officiated by Rev. Kathy Corley, Rev. Doyle Henderson and Rev. Rick Carney. Interment will follow at Kendall Chapel Cemetery in Southmayd. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday May 7, 2021 for 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral Home.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family
I’m so sorry. Not an easy time. Wish I could say I have answers to you heart ache. I just know my prayers are with you and ask for God’s Grace to be with you all. Dave Blakley
So very sorry to hear. I remember your folks as being great people. My prayers and deepest sympathies with you and your family
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We are so very sorry for your loss. I know there was a wonderful reunion in Heaven.
Sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of Boyd. A GREAT man.
Lucretia and Danny, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers in the days ahead.
So sorry for your loss! He is in Heaven singing now! Prayers are with all the family!
Lucretia So sorry about your dad. He lead a full life and surrounded by the people and things he loved most.
Great person. I wish I had known him better. Condolences to the family from Felisa and me.
Boyd was a true friend and great neighbor to my Mom, Dad, and our family. Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
Dear Boyd. I will miss you so. You and my daddy worked together and you shared how dad would pick you up in the early days. I will miss you. You made my life richer knowing you. You were another of the few links I have left to my dad. Well now heaven has you and you’ll be reunited with those who went before you. God bless your family and until we meet again. Margaret and Dan.
Lucretia and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.
We loved him too. We will all meet again.
Boyd was a wonderful neighbor, father and a great example for all. Our thoughts are with you!
Rest In Peace Mr. Conaway. I know you are in heaven rejoicing. You sure raised a wonderful family and should be proud of your legacy.
With deepest sympathy for loss of your Father and Grandfather. What a blessing though to have him so long and such a good family! He is happy now in Heaven in a new body.
Was a very good man, neighbor, and friend. He always had a friendly smile, and a twinkle in his eye. He will be greatly missed.
Lucretia and family, we are so sorry for your loss, but what a blessing to know that he is resting in the arms of Jesus.
When the days ahead seem too much to handle, just look up and smile, because so is he.
Boyd was a pleasure to know. He always made me and my sons feel welcome and a part of the family. His laugh was so sweet to hear, and I could listen to him talk for hours. I will always treasure my memories of him.
Trusting, praying to our loving, gracious and merciful Lord for His continued provision of protection, comfort, healing and blessing for you and your family
I had such fond memories of him. He was such an impact on my life growing up. I will never forget the times that I sang with him at church. Peace be with you and Danny only the Lord can provide.
Love you always,
Doris Griffin Van Horn?
So very sorry to learn about your Dad’s passing. May your wonderful memories comfort your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days and weeks to come.