Larry "Dick" Conover

November 20, 1936 ~ April 23, 2018 (age 81)

Larry Dixon “Dick” Conover of Warsaw, Indiana went into the presence of  his Savior at 7:37 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018.  He passed away at his residence at the age of 81.

He was born on November 20, 1936 in Akron, Ohio to Lawrence Gilbert Conover and Daisy Thelma (Dixon) Conover.  On August 17, 1957 he was married to Betty Ann (Jones) Conover, who survives.

Dick enlisted into the U.S. Navy on February 9, 1956.  He proudly served as a Radioman Third Class until his honorable discharge on January 20, 1959.  He worked at Goodyear Aerospace in Akron, Ohio as a Programmer Analyst and retired after 38 years with them.  He enjoyed volunteering his time with Kosciusko County Jail Ministry, and for Encompass World Partners for 17 years as an Archive Specialist.  He was a longtime member of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, Winona Lake, Indiana.  Dick was known for his sense of humor and corny jokes.  He will be dearly missed and forever loved by his family and friends. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Betty Ann Conover (Warsaw, Indiana); two daughters:  Terry (husband Gary) Herbruck (Winona Lake, Indiana); Tammie (husband Jim) Robinson (Winona Lake, Indiana); and his son:  Larry (wife Carmen) Conover (Lansing, Michigan).  He also leaves behind five grandchildren:  Tara (husband Clint), Phil, Kayley, Catrice, and Clay; plus his grafted family members Marla, Michele, Andy, Kayden and Dani.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and his granddaughter, Kandice and great-grandson, Keegan who were waiting for him when he finally came home. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana.

His funeral service will be conducted immediately following viewing at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April, 26, 2018 at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Jay Bell.

Burial will follow with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw with full military rites conducted by local members of the American Legion Post 49, V.F.W. #1126 both of Warsaw and active duty members of the Navy Honor Guard.  Arrangements are entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

Memorial donations in Dick’s name may be directed to Encompass World Partners, P.O. Box 620067, Atlanta, Georgia  30362 and would be appreciated by the family.

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