OBITUARY

Donald K Conley

September 1, 1939February 10, 2021

Donald Keith Conley, 81, of St Petersburg, passed away February 10, 2021. He was born to Bernice and Captola Conley in Richwood, WV. Don was a veteran that served his country proudly with the US Navy Seabees on the USS Galveston in Vietnam.

He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Kathy Welch; and brothers, Gene and Arden Conley. Don is survived by daughter, Andrea Conley, and sisters, Sally Hinkle and Linda (Kay) Sessions. Don was truly special. He was brave, funny, devoted, a loyal friend, and always ready to lend a hand. He had a heart of gold.

A memorial service will be held 12:30pm Friday, March 26, 2021, at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St Petersburg.

Donations may be made in Don’s name to help Homeless Veterans at dvnf.org

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.

Services

26 March

Memorial Service

12:30 pm

Bay Pines National Cemetery

10000 Bay Pines Blvd
St Petersburg, Florida 33708

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Joseph Skala

March 3, 2021

When I was a young man, Don was larger than life to me. He was always such a special person to me, and more importantly, to my mom. He loved her with his whole heart, and took such amazing care of her right until the end. For that, I was forever indebted to him. I love him and will miss him dearly.

Deborah LaRowe

February 22, 2021

Keith is one of my favorite brother-in-laws! I have sweet memories of Keith. When he was married to my Sister; me, my sisters, & brothers would have rather stayed at their house than go on vacation with my parents. Keith always showed us alot of attention. He made us do chores, but always rewarded us later by playing games with us, such as badmitton & cribbage! We always had so much fun with Keith! He will be missed! He had a kind soul with a kind heart! I'll never forget the look on his face when Andrea & I walked into his room at the Kentucky VA! I had not seen him for years & he remembered me! It was priceless! Love you Keith!!

Carol Miranda

February 19, 2021

Keith was such a wonderful person with a great heart ❤. I remember when he and my sister May his wife at the time would babysit us for months at at a time when my parents would go around the world. We had a great time. He was so funny. He will truly be missed.

Abbie Walter

February 18, 2021

I always enjoyed our family trips to Florida to visit Uncle Keith (before he was Don). I remember all the tropical birds he had at his home and how he loved them. He was a great guy and always seemed to enjoy life. He will be missed by me, my husband Kevin and Sally his sister.

Dan Zak

February 14, 2021

Don was such a great father in-law, everyone he met loved him and will always remember him. He was a kindhearted man that would help anyone at any time. I am so grateful to have had him in my life. Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.

Andrea Conley

February 14, 2021

Andrea Conley

February 14, 2021

Andrea Conley

February 14, 2021

Janel Baker

February 14, 2021

What a wonderful man. He will be missed, Don was my uncle's table mate at their assisted living and they made an instant connection and became the best of friends. Before every meal Don would knock and make sure that my uncle knew it was mealtime and check on him. He was a wonderful friend to my uncle and was a great friend to everyone there. I would say that he never met a stranger and could talk with anyone. My cousin, Vicki and I can never thank him enough for all he did for my uncle and I am sure he would say it was nothing, but to us, we are eternally grateful for what a wonderful friend he was and how he cared. We were so blessed to know him and have him in our lives. We are so so sorry for your loss.

Julien Gunter

February 14, 2021

Papa, I love you. Thank you for accepting me when no one else would and being there for me through thick and thin. I already miss you.

FROM THE FAMILY