The Obit For John Conway

John Warren Conway

Amarillo Globe-News, May 27, 2011

John Warren Conway, 96, of Amarillo died Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Memory Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Kurtis Spidel, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

"Johnny" was born Oct. 4, 1914, in San Antonio to John and Lillian Conway. He was one of 11 children.

He married Cassie Louise Stephenson in Amarillo in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 through 1946. He played professional baseball with several minor league teams and eventually played with the Cincinnati Reds until he broke a leg sliding into second base.

He then joined his father-in-law, H.I. Stephenson, in the house moving business and retired from that business in 1990. During their lifetime, he and his wife, Cassie "Babe," spent free time helping the Girl Scouts in many projects. They also had a business buying, selling and restoring antique furniture. He retired after the death of his wife in March 2000.

Johnny was a hardworking, self-taught man who loved life and people, and will be remembered with great affection by his daughters and family.

Survivors include two daughters, Jo Baker and Sid Conway, both of Tulsa, Okla.; a son-in-law, Art Baker; a sister, Nita Dawson of Corpus Christi; and a grandson, Ben Wilhelm of San Francisco.

The family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105; Ware Living Center, 1300 S. Harrison St., Amarillo, TX 79110; or Girl Scouts, 6011 S.W. 45th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79109.