Feb. 7, 1930 -
April 28, 2019
Eldon Dale Conrad, 89, passed away April 28, 2019 at home in Waxahachie. His family and friends grieve for their loss but Heaven is brighter today because of his presence. This spiritual warrior has left a beautiful heritage for his family.
Eldon was born in Bloomington, Kan., Feb. 7, 1930, to Chauncey and Nellie Conrad. After graduating from Alton High School, Eldon played for the St. Louis Cardinal baseball farm team, before attending Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo., where he met the first love of his life Wilena Lammie. As newleyweds they went to work at Hot Springs Children’s Home where they adopted four boys to raise as their own. Later they were blessed with a son and daughter. The family moved to Waxahachie where Eldon worked for Kroger until he retired in 1992 after 40 years. Wilena passed away after 44 years of marriage.
Eldon has always been a faithful active member of his church, serving in many areas. In 2002 he married the second love of his life Betty Annear. They enjoyed 16 years together.
Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, Wilena Conrad and Betty Annear Conrad, four brothers Niles, Milo, Lowell and Doyle Conrad, three sons Bill, Robert and Jim Conrad.
Eldon is survived by his sons Michael Conrad and wife Lynn of Waxahachie; Bud Conrad and wife Judy of Oregon; daughter Eldonna Bates and husband Floyd of Waxahachie; daughter-in-law Linda Conrad of Virginia; stepson Kenneth Annear and his wife Sandy of Waxahachie; stepdaughter Pam Marchbanks and husband Roy of Waxahachie; 22 grandchildren, Karson and Kaylie Conrad; Conrad, Caleb and Cortlyn Bates; Matt Marchbanks and wife Lori; Melanie Hasty and husband Nick; Ana Jenkins and husband Graham; Angie Kimbrell and husband Jason; Amy Annear, Anthony, Nikki, Kurt, Amy, Angela, Robert, Stephanie, Erick, Jim, Cara, Jimmy Don, and Damien and eight great-grandchildren, Hannah, Marchbanks, Henry and Sally Jenkins, Lily, Luke and James Hasty, Addison and Marshall Kimbrell.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Waxahachie Funeral Home. Funeral Service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at South Park Assembly of God in Waxahachie. Interment will follow at Red Oak Cemetery.
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