October 4, 1948 ~ April 2, 2017

Born in: Cocke County, TN,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Larry Scott Conard, 68, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Mission Hospital after battling a long illness. Mr. Conard was born in Cocke County, TN to the late Homer Sillis Conard and Virgie Williamson Conard. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Doyle, Harold (Janie), and Kyle Conard; sisters, Gladys Sparks (Charles), and Edna Mae Murphy; father-in-law, Leon Baker and brother-in-law, Ron Baker. Larry was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, friend and the best husband Brenda could have ever wanted. He was a member of Hoopers Creek Baptist Church. He loved family and friend get togethers and especially watching his grandchildren play sports and music. He was an avid Duke and Dale Earnhardt fan and also had a love for old cars and trucks. He was a Godly man and will be missed by all who knew him. Larry is survived by his wife of 47 years, Brenda Conard; two daughters, Michelle Conard-Morrow (Tony) of Fletcher and Lori Conard Ledford (Greg) of Fletcher; a sister, Cindy Conard; six grandchildren, Zachary Conard, Maxx Conard, Levi Ledford, Anthony Morrow, Logan Ledford and Molli Conard-Morrow; three great grandchildren, Zakia, Brayden, and Eli Conard (their mother, Michelle Gifford Conard); a mother-in-law, Dimple Baker; two brothers-in-law, Larry Baker (Ruby) and Jim Baker; sister-in-law, Linda Dockins (Walter); sisters-in-law, Barbara Baker and Jean Conard; extended family, Mendy Garren and her children and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A funeral service will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road with Reverends Phillip Youngblood and Zachary Conard officiating. Burial will follow at New Salem Cemetery in Skyland. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors and nurses who cared for Larry on the 3rd and 4th floor during his time at Mission Hospital. Also a special thanks to Dr. Michael Newcomer and his nurse, Kathy, for the love and care given throughout his illness. Memorials may be made to Hoopers Creek Radio Broadcast, P.O. Box 1856, Fletcher, NC 28732.

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  1. May God comfort your hearts at this time. We are praying for the family. Love in Christ, Darrell and Renee Hoffman

  2. I want to express my sympathies to the Conard family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that one day you’ll have the hope of seeing your loved ones again. Acts 24:15 says that ‘there is going to be a resurrection.’ What this can mean for you is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones. During difficult times like this, we need comfort, and Almighty God is the source of that comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) May you find strength in knowing that death is not the end, but that there is a beautiful hope of seeing our loved ones again at a time when ‘death will be no more.’ (Revelation 21:4)

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Conard family as they go through this difficult time of sorrow. May God comfort you and give you strength you need to go through the days ahead. We realize he will be missed but hope you find peace in knowing you will be able to see him again.
    Loving in Christ,

  4. We were so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brenda and family.


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