Gregory W. Conley
May 01, 1969 ‒ October 16, 2018
Formerly of Bucyrus, Ohio
Gregory W. Conley, age 49, of Davenport, FL, and formerly of Bucyrus, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, October 16, 2018, in Florida from complications of shoulder surgery.
On May 1, 1969, Gregory brought joy into this world when he was born in Galion, OH, to the late Maurice E. Conley and Sandra J. (Riester) Conley whom survives. Gregory attended Wynford High School and graduated in the class of 1987.
On June 4, 1994, Gregory married the love of his life, Beth Chance. Together they created a beautiful family, of which becoming a father was his proudest achievement.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” – Psalms 119:105
Called to be a servant of the Lord, Gregory attended Brownsville Revival School of Ministry and graduated in 2004. With a passion to help lead young minds to Christ Gregory became a youth pastor. As a youth pastor he served the Bucyrus, OH and Hilliard, FL communities and was able to lead many youth to the path of Christ. Gregory believed in an open door policy, and that policy was to always have his door open to anyone who may need ministered to.
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”- Matthew 7:7,8
More recently, Gregory worked as a corrections officer for the State of Florida. Surly his Christian example of love and compassion touched the lives of those he watched over.
Gregory loved spending time with his family. Those who came to visit in Florida know he also loved to play tour guide and treat you to a great time of fellowship and adventure. His love for adventure was fueled by many trips on a number of Disney Cruise Ships, as he was young at heart, and enjoyed anything Disney.
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”- Proverbs 8:17
Now more than ever, Gregory would want you to seek the Lord just as he and his family has.
Left to cherish his memory includes his loving wife of 24 years, Beth; children: Kali Lewis of Bucyrus, Alison, Jacob, Hannah, and Sophia Conley all of Davenport, FL; mother, Sandra of Bucyrus; brother Todd (Kelli) Conley of Crestline; nephews and niece: Chris (Alex) Conley, Josh (Christine Sutton) Conley, and Megan Conley; and uncle, Roger Redden of Galion.
Gregory was preceded in death by his father, Maurice.
His family will greet friends from 4 to 7PM on Monday, October 29, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Richardson Davis Chapel. (218 South Market Street, Galion, Ohio 44833) Services celebrating his life will be held at 11AM, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at the Heritage Baptist Church with Pastor Rodney Noblit officiating. (1381 OH-61, Galion, OH 44833).
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Conley family to assist with any unexpected costs during this difficult time of loss to the family.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Gregory’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.