Curtis Edward (Curt) Conaway, Jr.

November 14, 2019

Funeral Services for Curtis Edward (Curt) Conaway, Jr., 75, of

Farber, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Bienhoff

Funeral Home in Vandalia with Reverend Glenn Forman officiating,
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at the

funeral home.
Curtis Edward “Curt” Conaway, Jr., 75, of Farber, Missouri, passed

away November 9, 2019, at the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri
He was born on March 15, 1944, in Fagus, Missouri, the son of the

late Curtis Edward and Leona Mae (Young) Conaway.
He was united in marriage to Janet Yolanda Flowers on April 28, 1996.
Survivors include his wife Janet Yolanda Conaway of Farber,

Missouri; three sons: John Curtis Conaway, Matt Coose and wife Emily of

Perry, Missouri, and Marcus Coose of Vandalia, Missouri; two daughters,

Joanna Mullins of Qulin, Missouri, and Beth Miller of Farber, Missouri;

nine grandchildren: Justin Ewing of Texas, John Curtis Edward Conaway

of St. Louis, Missouri, Joseph Cloister Conaway of Sioux Falls, South

Dakota, Jordyn Clarice Conaway of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Dylan Barr

of Hannibal, Missouri, Will Coose of Hannibal, Missouri, Kelsie Anderson

and husband Chris of Sturgeon, Missouri, Shelbie Miller of Hannibal,

Missouri, Stephanie Miller of Farber, Missouri; great-grandson, Brayden

Anderson of Sturgeon, Missouri; four brothers: Wayne Conaway of Benton

City, Missouri; Tony Conaway and wife Sharon of Kennett, Missouri, Benny

Conaway of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and David Conaway of New Town, North

Dakota; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Leona Conaway

and brother, Gregory Conaway.
As a kid Curtis and his family picked cotton and went state to state

picking fruit. On January 3, 1963, he joined the Navy after serving a

little over a year in the United States Army. During his career in the

Navy, he traveled all over the world. He was honorably discharged on

June 30, 1982, serving over 20 years as a Gunners Mate and earning many

awards including the Combat Action Ribbon, 2 Purple Hearts,

Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal with Seven Stars,

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Expert Pistol with Silver E, Expert

Rifle with Silver E, National Defense Service Medal, and many other

distinguished honors. After the military, he worked for the Missouri

Department of Corrections for 20 years and the Montgomery County

Sheriff’s Department for 2 ½ years.
He enjoyed making walking sticks, attending auctions, fishing and

camping, and was known for his storytelling. He was a fan of the St.

Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and NASCAR especially watching his

favorites – Dale Earnhart Sr., and Dale Earnhart, Jr.
Additional funeral services will be held Saturday, November 16,

2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Jay Masterson officiating. Burial is in

Williams Cemetery near Piggott, Arkansas. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home

of Piggott, Arkansas, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation is

Saturday 10:00 a.m. until service time.