OBITUARY

Conrad William Gebhardt

December 16, 1936March 2, 2014

Conrad William Gebhardt, 77, born December 16, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, lost his battle with cancer on March 2, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Hampton. He was a devoted husband of 53 years, loving father to his two children, and doted on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and James Dina of New York; sister, Miriam Gerlipp of Long Island New York; and two grandsons, John Ross Cannon and William Ray Gebhardt. He is survived by his loving wife, Gladys Joan Gebhardt; daughter, Tammy Cannon; son, William Gebhardt; son-in-law, Larry Cannon; and daughter-in-law, Rhonda Gebhardt. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jennifer, Amanda, Christina, and Travis; his great-grandchildren, Jason, Ivy, Braden, Logan; and numerous other family members and friends. “Smokey”, as his friends knew him, was a master carpenter who learned his trade in the USAF during his 20 years of service starting in 1957. A veteran of the Vietnam War TSGT Gebhardt was proud of his service to our nation. Upon retirement, he worked for several home improvement companies before settling at Hatchett Home Improvement where he also retired. An avid fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed the great outdoors and working with his hands.

Family will receive friends from 12 PM to 1 PM on March 7, 2014 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Conrad's life will follow at 1 PM in the funeral home with interment to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 7, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, March 7, 2014
REMEMBERING

Conrad William Gebhardt

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Nikki Mansfield

March 9, 2014

Gladys and Family,
You are all in our prayers during this difficult time and we hope that you find comfort knowing that Smokey is at peace in heaven.
Love,
Nikki and Tripper Mansfield

Debbie Grejdus

March 9, 2014

Dear Auntie Gladys, Tammy, and Billy,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Uncle Smokey was always welcoming whenever I came to visit, and I enjoyed listening to his stories. He was a good man, and I am very appreciative of his service to our country. May he rest in peace with the good Lord, and may you all find comfort in your loving memories of him. Take care.

Hughes

March 7, 2014

"We will surely miss Smokey's rascally:) humour, and remembered how much he loved the Cowboys and NASCAR. May the lord give you all strength during your time of loss.
AG and Carmen

Kim Balderston-Brophy

March 5, 2014

Dearest Gladys, Tammy, & Billy,
I'm deeply saddened to hear of Smokey's passing and my heart goes out to you knowing how much you love him and will miss him. He was truly a good man and his absence will no doubt create a big hole in your lives. Try to take comfort that he will always be with you in spirit.
I will always treasure my memories of him and how he welcomed me into your home and always made me feel like a member of the family. Much love to you all.

Connie Boucher

March 5, 2014

Dear Gladys and family,
Smokey will be truely missed. He was not just a great brother-in-law,but a true friend. My condolences for your loss and gratitude for Smokey's service to our country.

Marsha Mund

March 5, 2014

Aunt Gladys, Tammy, and Billy I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family to find peace through this time. Uncle Smokey will be missed and I am thankful for his service to our country.
Love you all,
Marsha

Rodney & Carolyn

March 4, 2014

It was an honor as well as a pleasure to call you a friend and have you as part of our family, we will miss you greatly

Nicole johnson

March 4, 2014

He was a great man and will truly be missed.

March 4, 2014

Bill - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The memories you have with your Dad are priceless and a comfort.

Charles & Jolane Fitchett

Wayne Blanchard

March 4, 2014

Bill,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers my old friend. I remember the first time I met your dad, he had me in stitches laughing. Just a nice fella.