Mr. William Hawthorne Conant, age 89 passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at his home in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was born at home in Hawkins County, Tennessee and was the son of the late John and Kathleen Conant. Mr. Conant was a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan and attended East Tennessee State University, and also served in the United States Navy. He was employed by the Sherwin – Williams Company for 35 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Conant; and sisters: Evelyn Lane, Sarah Reel, and Mary Ann Ronk.
He is survived by this wife of 63 years, Marylou, and daughter Emily, of Cincinnati, Ohio. He has two grandchildren; Bradley Stelzer and wife Adrienne of Frederick, Maryland and Lindsey Stelzer of Cincinnati, Ohio. William also has one great grandchild; Vivienne Lee Stelzer.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 105 South Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. It was Mr. Conant’s wish to donate his body to the E.T.S.U. College of Medicine.
A Memorial Service for Mr. William Conant will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City. A reception in the Fellowship Hall will follow the service.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
|Marylou and family,
I am so saddened by the loss of Bill. He was a
good, kind man and will be sorely missed. My
parents had also been married 63 years when my
Mother passed away and it was hard to see how
grief stricken this becomes with the loss of a
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your
family. Please let me know if I can help in any
way. I am right at your back door and can pick
up your mail or any other task I can unburden
||Starla Helms Garland
|I enjoyed getting to know Bill when I lived at Williamsburg, he
would speak to me often when I came in from work. Always
had a smile and something positive or funny to say. I am glad
he touched my life. With my sympathy for your loss Starla|
||Mary Alice Gordon Hardin Evans
|Dearest Marylou, I am thinking of you with love as
you grieve the death of your wonderful husband. I
looked forward to visiting your home because I'd get
to chat with Bill. He was gentle and outgoing;
always made me feel welcome. My prayers are with
you. Love, Mary Alice|
||Joy Hawthorne Lyons
|Marylou and Emily we are very sorry for your loss.
My father Shannon is ill at this time but sends his
love, and we all have you in our thoughts and
prayers. Love, the Hawthorne family|
||Ann & Horace Cupp
|Mary-Lou, so sorry to see the announcement in the paper this
morning. Our prayers and thoughts are with you today.
Ann & Horace Cupp|
||Rev. Dean W. Brown
|I only knew Bill for the four years I was at First
Presbyterian, but I remember him as a fun loving
man who liked to joke around and could take a good
"ribbing". I also remember his love for the game
of golf and all the help he gave to the Jerry
Mooneyhan Memorial Tournament. He was a fine
Christian man and I know he will be missed by
family and friends. I am so sorry to hear of his
passing, Mary Lou, and I will be praying for you
and your family.|
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