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Guardian Funeral Homes West Chapel

5820 Northwest 41St Street, Warr Acres, OK

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Phillip Herbert Conley

March 23, 1936July 14, 2019

Phillip Herbert Conley, aged 83, passed away on July 14, 2019 at home. Phil was born to William Joseph and Emily Conley on March 23, 1936 in Houston, TX. He graduated from Northwest Classen High School and later attend Oklahoma A&M College (OSU). Phil worked beside his grandfather and father for more than 42 years at the Fine Candy Company in Oklahoma City. He met Glenna Bell Thacker in the late 1950’s and they were married on June 29, 1957. They were married for 52 years until Glenna passed away on January 9, 2010. Phil joined the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1953 and served until 1961. He was proud of his service to his country and never missed an opportunity to connect with other service men. Phil became known as the “Candy Man” at his local Walgreens where he visited daily and always brought candy to the employees in the pharmacy. He was a fanatical rock and stamp collector and loved military memorabilia. Phil loved to travel, and Colorado was a favorite destination. Phil was a member of the Church of Christ and was strong in his faith. He was proceeded in death by his wife Glenna; parents Joe and Emily and his brother Joe Dee. He is survived by his daughter Leslie Goode of Oklahoma City and his son Craig Conley and wife Kristine of Grass Valley, CA. He is also survived by his grandchildren Lindsey and her husband Christian of Okinawa, Japan; Taylor of Oklahoma City and Jakob and Wiley of Grass Valley, CA; and three great grandchildren, Brenndon, Madison and Dylan. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, August 2, 2019

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GEORGE BASHARA

August 2, 2019

Phil was a good friend and Christian. We met many years ago at Drexel church of Christ. After we left, we kept in touch and talked frequently on the phone. I loved his sense of humor. I will miss him.

Mark Johnston

July 16, 2019

RIP Mr. Conley and do the dance with Mrs. Conley. The Conley's and my parents have been friends always it seems., so far back that Mrs. Conley sang in Mom & Dads wedding back in the 1956. Its was only natural that Craig and I have been lifelong friends/brothers as well.
My condolences Leslie and Craig.
Prayers to your families.
See ya soon.
Mark Johnston

Jenifer Youtsey

July 16, 2019

I struggle with expressing myself fluently and I had only known Mr. Conley a few months. I am a new addition to the pharmacy at ‘his’ Walgreens. He will be missed, so very greatly. Like Andra said, he came into the store every single week day- sometimes more than once. And sometimes on the week end, too. He always was smiling and always had a couple of pieces of candy to share- with every one of us. I can’t begin to explain how kind he was, or how hard it will be to not see him around.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be missed. ❤️

Andra Fischer

July 16, 2019

I want all the family to know that everyone at "his" Walgreens is extremely saddened and we are all going to miss him so much!! He came in every single weekday to visit and bring us candy. We will never forget him!! When we found out yesterday the pharmacy and the front of the store had a complete breakdown! He was at the top of the top of our favorite customers ever! Not seeing him everyday is going to be really hard to get used to and to deal with. He was a GREAT GREAT man!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY