Gary "Puddin" Conard

Saturday, August 25, 1945 - Monday, January 28, 2019

Deeply Missed

Photo of Gary "Puddin" Conard  - 1945-2019

Canton- Gary “Puddin” Conard, age 73, a loving husband, father, grampaw and friend, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy Conard and Addie Pressley Conard and also his sister, Revonda Inman.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 34 years, Harriet Brasslett Conard of Canton; a daughter, Diane Conard Schumm and husband Marty of Ocala, Florida; two step-children, James Curtis and wife, Gwen, and Michelle Bailey and husband, William of Greenbush, Maine; 3 grandchildren, Amber Gardner, Zack Gardner and Josh Curtis; a great-grandchild, Tony; a brother, Ronnie Conard and wife, Carolyn of Canton; a sister, Patricia Deweese of Canton; numerous nieces and nephews; and also his 2 special “granddogs.”

Gary was a self-employed auto mechanic.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, and traveling. He also held a true interest in old cars. Gary will be greatly missed by many.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Pastor Brandon Mendez will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Conard family.   

Condolences from family and friends


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Our deepest sympathy to Harriet and family. We were very fortunate to have spent some time together the last few years. Gary and Keith had many car conversations. He will be missed and will be forever in our hearts. So sorry for your loss gone way too soon.
Keith and Vicki Bloomfield
Dear Harriet and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you cherish the memories as you mourn the loss of your husband of thirty four years. Such a sad time for you but the blessed hope that you will see him again is a promise you can hold onto. Praying for you and your family at this time. Our life is like a vapor as the Bible says, here for a little while and than vanishes away. But the fond memories can be held onto until you see him again. I love you dear cousin and my thoughts and prayers will be with you February 5, especially!
Clarice Decker
Sorry for your loss Harriet. Hold the memories close to your heart. ❤️
Kelly Shorey
So Sorry to hear of Gary passing . We Remember living next to you all in Jim Sloan Trailer Park .Those Beautiful Labs Dogs helped look after our place too. Neil was a Cousin to Gary . Sending our Prayers and Love for the Family for Comfort & Peace for the Days ahead .
Rev. Neil & Mary Pressley Cousin
Harriet & family I remember meeting you & Gary back in Ocala 1985. Gary owning his repair shop on old 301. I remember your ceremony and you & Gary coming to mine & Ted's in 1986. I enjjoyed when you all would come for the winters. Sitting with us at Shands, being there when Ted was so sick, coming to his funeral. The year Ted died that winter meant so much to me when you all parked at the side of the house. Your bonfires roasting marshmallows, hotdiogs.etc. Just knowing your presence were around I felt secure if Shana and I needed anything. Ted loved Gary, not just as a cousin. But as a good friend, Ronnie too. We looked for you to come last winter or stop by. We missed you all. You will be told, by others. Time will heal. It took me two years for the healing to be eaiser. I know you trust in God to see you through. Diane, Ronnie,& the rest of family. One day at a time Only God can truly give you peace of mind, heart & soul. Our prayers & love extend towards you all What a reunion Gary received. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Stay in touch, Diane I am here in Ocala if you need me in any way. Talk all you want. Harriet you were an are a great kind person. Gary & you had a special bonded love. Wish I could come in person. You know my love is with you. Cindy,Dustin & Shana
Cindy Pressley
Dear Harriet, I was so sad to learn of your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending much love.
Shirley Topper