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Obituary: David L. Conway, Columbus


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David L. Conway, 68, of Columbus, formerly of Shelbyville and Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013, at his residence.

He was born April 23, 1945, in Shelbyville, the son of Norman D. and Lillian J. (McIntyre) Conway. David married Barbara E. Thompson June 12, 1971, and she preceded him in death January 16, 2003. On July 23, 2005, he married Susan Warner-Conway, and she survives.

Other survivors include his sons, Nic (wife, Jennifer) Conway of Fort Wayne and Danny (wife, Jonna) Powers of Shelbyville; daughter, Betsy Ogden of Fort Wayne; stepson, Jason Warner of Indianapolis; brothers, Ronnie "Joe" (wife, Lynn) Conway, Timothy (wife, Janice) Conway and Danny (wife, Terri) Conway, all of Shelbyville; sister, Linda Conway of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Barbie Sue, Greg, Darin, Davey, Andy, Jared, Mallory, Kyle, Novelyn and Haley; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Teresa Taylor.

David graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1963 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967, during Vietnam War, on the USS Essex.

David retired in 2005 after 36 years with General Electric in Fort Wayne where he was a wire mill wire enameler. He currently had been employed at NTN Drive Shaft in Columbus the past five years.

He was a member of Town and Country Christian Church and attended East Columbus United Methodist Church in Columbus. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Eagles Lodge in Shelbyville and enjoyed bass fishing and playing golf.

He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed a very special bond with his son, Nic.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be at noon Friday, June 7, 2013, at the funeral home, with Pastors Charles Aigner and George Mitchell officiating. Interment will be at Union Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to East Columbus United Methodist Church, 2439 Indiana Ave., Columbus, IN 47201.

Online condolences may be shared with the Conway family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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