Ronald D. Conover, 76, of Gibson City passed away at 6:23 am Monday November 4, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center with his loving family at his side. Ron's Memorial Service will be held at 7:00pm Thursday November 7, 2019 at the St. Peter's Free Lutheran Church in Melvin with Pastor John Brennan officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.
Ron was born June 5, 1943 in Columbia, Kentucky a son of Edwin B. and Lula Mae Kimbler Conover. He married Beverly A. Harding on October 18, 1959. They just celebrated sixty years of marriage. Beverly survives in Gibson City. Also surviving are their children- Lisa (Scott Strebeck) Hughes, Rodney Conover, Becky (Clark) Falck and Chad Conover all of Gibson City. Daughter-in-law Diane Conover of Elliott. Seven grandchildren- Ryan Conover, Daniele (Jeff) Lahr, Nicole (Nathan Broerman) Falck, Katie (Jonathan) Gibson, Jacob (Baile Reynolds) Falck, Adrienne Conover and Gracie Conover. Ten great grandchildren and his sister Nancy List of Gibson City and his lovable Dog Charlie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Russell and a niece Adelle McCreary.
Ron was always working and liked to keep busy. He worked at M&W Gear Company and Big Wheels as a mechanic and later was part owner of Shaner implement. He was a carpenter and built houses. He was an over the road truck driver and for the past seventeen years was a driver for Don Hansen Farming. He enjoyed fishing and spending the winter months in Florida.
He was a kind man, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. His smile will be missed by all who knew and loved him.