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Conrad Ralph Akery

January 27, 1939November 16, 2020
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Conrad Ralph Akery, 81, of Prosper, Texas, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 16, 2020. He was born in Houston, Texas on January 27, 1939 to Madeline Babineaux Akery and Acie Ernest Akery and lived in Houston for more than 77 years until moving to north Texas in 2016. Conrad graduated from Jeff Davis High School in Houston, attended Texas A&M University, and graduated from Sam Houston State University. During his time at Sam Houston State, Conrad served in the Naval R.O.T.C. and after graduation he served in the Naval Reserve until being called to active duty. Conrad proudly served two years aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga (CVA-60) and considered his time of service an important and rewarding part of his life. He then began a 36 year career in pharmaceutical sales with Schering Corporation, now merged with Merck & Co., where he received many individual and team awards and honors, including the 1999 National Distinguished Sales Award from Schering Oncology/Biotech Division. Conrad served in many training and leadership roles, and felt that his later years as the sole oncology/biotech representative for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston was the most enjoyable highlight of his career.

Conrad was a member of Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He was also a lifetime member of American Legion Post 77 in Bellaire, TX. He enjoyed fishing, (especially in Galveston Bay), hunting, and traveling. Conrad was actively involved in youth soccer coaching with his children and served as President of the Glenshire Soccer Club in Houston, TX. He also enjoyed many years as a referee for youth soccer games.

Conrad is preceded in death by his parents, Madeline and Acie Akery; sister, Carolyn Anderson; brothers-in-law Weldon Whitehead and Jim Nelson; sister-in-law Layla Whitehead; and nephew, Cy Alexander.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Nancy Beth Akery (nee Graham), whom he married on March 30, 1974 in Bellaire, Texas. He is also survived by his children, Andrew Akery of Prosper, TX and Beth Malone and her husband Patrick of Plano, TX; three precious grandchildren who called him “Poppy,” James (JP) Malone, Will Malone, and Emily Akery; brother-in-law Ron Graham of Santa Fe, NM; sister-in-law Beverly Nelson of San Antonio, TX; brother-in-law Richard E. Anderson of Spring, TX; numerous nieces and nephews and their extended families, and many special friends.

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    Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Ralph Holle

November 19, 2020

Nancy, I was deeply saddened and shocked to learn of your husband's death. I am so sorry for you and your family. May your Savior look over you and protect you through this.
Sincerely, Ralph Holle

Jay Malone

November 19, 2020

Conrad was a loving husband, a great father, a wonderful grandfather, a super father in law, and a friend to many. Death has no hold over him. Jay Malone, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Bruce Martin

November 19, 2020

Memories of wit and humor as a JDHS Classmate 1957.

Rebecca & Lee Seward

November 19, 2020

Remembering some of the many visits and Adventures we had together both in Colorado and Texas. They were all such special times of Laughter and Fun. Loved hearing all of Conrad’s stories and particularly some of the Max and Conrad ones. Conrad always
Had a twinkle in his eyes and his smile was infectious. His generous, caring heart was evident in all he did. Nancy and Conrad are not just Friends but Family. Our Hearts are Sad but we know Heaven is now a much more Lively Place.
Conrad, we love you and will miss you Greatly.
Lee and Rebecca Seward

Paula Rieger

November 18, 2020

Nancy, Beth and Andrew - I did not know you personally, but only through Conrad. I worked with him at MD Anderson in the mid 80s and early 1990s. He loved you and was so proud of his family. I offer my condolences. I have not seem him for m any years. He encouraged me to join the Schering speaker’s bureau and it changed my life, leading to many wonderful experiences.
One fond memory is having lunch at La Madeline. Conrad introduced me to strawberries Romanoff. I always think of him when I order them. I hope it brings your comfort to know that he was held in the highest regard by those of us that worked with him at MD Anderson. May your memories bring you comfort and may Conrad rest in peace.

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Beth and Patrick’s Wedding June 2006

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Beth and Patrick’s Wedding June 2006

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