William Edward Conatser
William Edward Conatser
  • December 21, 1943 - August 8, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Services for William Edward (Ed) Conatser, Jr. will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Fairview Cemetery Chapel in Denison. He died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Texoma Medical Center following a brief illness.

Rev. Jerry Coffman of Parkside Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dension.

Ed was born on December 21, 1943, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the son of Dorothy Townsend and William Edward (Bill) Conatser. He married Pamela Lee Longmire in 1973 in Moline, IL. They celebrated 35 years in a happy marriage of fishing, camping, Christian worship and caring for one another.

He retired from Grayson County Community College where he took great pride in his work at the gymnasium, a place where he could be close to the sports he loved. Ed has been an active member of Parkside Baptist Church.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Bill Conatser, and a brother, John Townsend Conatser. He is survived by cousins, Mary Elizabeth Cole, husband Dave, of Tulsa, Gerry Preston, wife Mary of Frisco, Cheryl Conatser Vandiver, husband Roy of Dallas, Clifton McDerby, wife Constance of Houston, and Candy Conatser Channell, husband Ben of Fort Worth. The entire Conatser family are natives of Denison.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may given in Ed's memory to the Children's Ministry Vacation Bible School where he served as a volunteer.