Bill Conley, 77, of Morganton, NC died Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born in Burke County, NC on December 14, 1936, he was the son of the late Simon Bean Conley and Emma Mae Lowdermilk Conley. Bill was a member of Hartland Missionary Methodist Church. He was a retired employee of Drexel Heritage Furniture Company and was an avid fisherman and beekeeper.
Bill is survived by his wife, Frances Cornett Conley of the home; a son, Darrell W. Conley and his wife, Doris, and Joe Conley and his wife, Kathy, both of Morganton; grandchildren, Nathan Conley, Sam Conley, and Becky Johnson; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Dorothy Moore, Ocie Ollis, and Mildred Kanipe, all of Morganton.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by two brothers, Everette and Dewey Conley; and a sister, Ruby Keller.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Hartland Missionary Methodist Church with the Rev. Danny Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Hartland Missionary Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1456, Morganton, NC 28680.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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