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Dr. C. Richard "Dick" Conrad, DDS

March 26, 1929November 19, 2019

Dr. C. Richard "Dick" Conrad, DDS, 90, of Southport died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at his home.

Dr. Conrad was born March 26, 1929, son of the late Clyde N. Conrad and Mildred Thompson Conrad. Having graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1951, he graduated dental school in 1955, and practiced dentistry in Southport from 1964 until 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a pilot, and a flight instructor. He was a former chairman of the Brunswick County Airport Commission. Dr. Conrad previously served on the Brunswick County Board of Health and was a charter member of the Southport Rotary Club. His first paying job was at 14 years old as a Dixieland Jazz Musician; he played the clarinet, saxophone and piano. He was a member of the Dixieland Society of the Lower Cape Fear and a member of the community band in Southport.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Teresa Boone Conrad; a son, Richard Allen Conrad and wife Julie; two daughters, Sara Conrad Wilson and husband Winfield, and Catherine Conrad Garrison and husband, Peter; four grandchildren, Bayden, Davis, Raegan, and Avery; and four great-grandchildren, Olivia, Alex, Anthony and Rylee. He was preceded in death by a son John Conrad and a daughter Ashley Conrad.

A celebration of life service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church at 11:00 am on Monday, November 25, 2019. A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St., Southport, NC 28461 or to Southport Fire and Rescue, 1011 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

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  • Celebration of Life Monday, November 25, 2019


Dr. C. Richard "Dick" Conrad, DDS

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Charlie Lee

November 25, 2019

I just saw this. So sad.
Dick did a lot of dental work on me some years ago and he also played in my Myrtle Beach big band on ocassion. He once said he’d play if I promised to call “Dreamsville”.😌

Ron Steed

November 25, 2019

I knew "Dickie" from the time I was a baby. Our parents were good friends - Clyde and Mildred Conrad and Craig and Faye Steed. I'm 13 years younger than Dick was and as such he was a kind of big brother I didn't have. I remember being so impressed with the model airplanes he built! I have many fond memories of him and his parents that I was planning to share with him someday. I was greatly saddened to discover I'd run out of time. God bless you in your time of grief.

Pat and Frank Whitesell

November 22, 2019

So sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Conrad. He was a special person and will be missed by many. You are in our prayers

Marilyn Preddy

November 22, 2019

I will always remember Dick and his many talents. Great memories from the early days in Gibsonville and later on visits to Southport. My love to family. Keeping you all in thought and prayer.

Leigh Walker

November 21, 2019

I had the pleasure of working for Dr Conrad for 6 years. Never a dull moment! He always had jokes and stories to tell and kept us laughing all day. My husband and I used to play in the Brunswick County Band with Dick and he was always the life of the party. An extremely talented musician, and an excellent dentist! He will be greatly missed! Love and prayers for you Teresa and Sarah, and the rest of the family.

Leigh, Greg, Madison and Lindsay Walker

Jim McFayden

November 21, 2019

Laura and I are saddened to learn of Dick's passing. We always enjoyed performing with him and listening to his many stories! Our prayers are with Teresa and the family. Play on, our friend.

Sara Burton

November 21, 2019

Love and prayers. I will miss my sweetie and the many stories.
Now he is telling them in heaven.
Thinking of you Theresa.
Sara S Burton

Renee Hilger

November 20, 2019

One of the kindest people I have ever known. He was a special person. I had the pleasure of being his neighbor for many years. Feel very fortunate to have known him and his family. He will be missed- prayers to all of his family. He was one of the Best.