Gregory W. Conley

May 01, 1969 ‒ October 16, 2018

Davenport, Florida
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.

  • I had the opportunity to work with Greg as a Corrections Officer for 3 years. He was a great partner and friend. I would trust him with my life. He will be truly missed as he was a great man that I am honored to have worked with. Rest easy my brother we will take it from here. Love you like a brother.

    Sergeant Warren Willets

  • May God’s peace and love continue to comfort this family as you deal with this loss.
    Greg was a great man with an even Greater faith in God. You will be missed.

  • Greg was an incredible person, an amazing friend, and a wonderful father and husband.
    He will be deeply missed by many.
    RIP my brother. I know you are in the presence of the Lord now 🙏🏻

  • The greatest man in my life. Without his example I wouldn’t know how to be a father and a husband myself. Without him I would not know Christ. And now, without him, there’s a void in my heart. Until I see you on the other side.

  • We met Greg shortly before he married Beth and became a blessing as a part of our family. It had been a long time since we saw him, but we saw the joy and happiness he brought to Beth’s life. Losing such a strong man of God, is a double ache. We grieve the loss of his ministry and faith, plus his great love. While the excellence of Greg’s life must be celebrated, it leaves the world dimmer because his light shined so brightly. Nothing can fill the Greg-sized hole that is left in the lives of all who knew him. God will provide the strength to make it through, but there is no substitute for a man like Greg. Our love and prayers are with you.

  • I first met Greg at Brownsville Revival School of Ministry. He was a guy who was easy to get on with, approachable and would always make you laugh or smile and he really loved the Lord and his family. His life is was a prime example of what a Christian is… loving and serving others, being there when needed and living a life of integrity. Greg will indeed be missed by friends and colleagues but more so his family. A very special gentleman.

  • Greg was a great friend that I will miss dearly Rest In Peace my brother from another mother. 😪

  • Greg exuded energy and positivity. It made us so happy that he and Beth were genuinely happy, with a strong marriage and a beautiful family. His legacy is a strong one, as it lives on now through them. Many prayers for all of the family.

  • To the family of Mr. Conley, please accept our condolences for the loss of your loved one. We know that there are no words to express the grief you must be feeling at this time. Please know that God is not indifferent to the suffering you are experiencing. He knows that death is unnatural even though it is common. At Rev. 21:4, there will be a time when sorrow and pain will be a part of the past. Until then we rest assured knowing of the resurrection found at Acts 24:15 and at John 5:28,29. May the words found there bring you a measure of comfort.

  • My deepest condolences on your loss. In high school, I admired Greg’s ability to be genuine and fun loving. You knew when he was happy…you knew when he was not. Should he see you down, the clown in him would arrive. Sometime that clown would show up at the most spontaneous moments. At the talent show (Royal Follies), he entertained us as the lead singer in the band “The Instamatics”. They sounded pretty good. One song was tough as the keyboard was set to the wrong key. Greg and the band pushed through the power ballad none the less. I was impressed at how, given their youth, they all handled the mistake. After the show I spoke with Greg and witnessed his positive soul both forgiving the keyboard player and shrugging off the embarrassment. I will remember that time and many others fondly.

  • What a kind soul. He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss, I cannot imagine the emptiness you must feel. I hope you find comfort in the memories you have. God bless you all in this time of sorrow.

  • I was fortunate enough to attend school with Greg, and we lived in the same vicinity, so we rode the bus together as well. I remember having a lot of great laughs with him, and some EXTENSIVE conversations about music on the rides home as well. He was very charismatic, many times causing the entire bus to explode with laughter. It didn’t surprise me in the slightest to learn that he had taken that charisma to new heights in service to God and others, and it is my deepest, sincerest wish that God watch over his family and ease their grief. Rest in peace, dear friend….

  • I remember Greg in high school, he was always a bubbly, nice guy. I am saddened to hear of his passing but after reading his obituary, I am happy to know he knew the Lord and lived his life spreading/sharing the Gospel! Praying for all of his family and friends during this time. God bless! Lisa (Baldy) Hedrick