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Jack Dempsey Conder, 85, of Bryant, passed away Dec. 23. Jack was born to Charles and Mertie Conder on March 23,1927 in Narrows, Ky. Jack loved Christmas and playing Santa for family and friends and at nursing homes and childrenâ€™s homes. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping with family and helping others. Jack was a devoted family man and husband. He was Baptist in faith. Jack served in the military for 23 years. He was in the Navy, Air Force and Seabees. He fought in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II and in Korea and completed two tours in Vietnam 1966-1968.
Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife Betty Ann Hilson Conder and nine brothers and sisters.
He leaves three children, Richard O. Scott and wife Stella of Marshall, Ronald Scott (and deceased wife Linda) of Omaha, Neb., and Judy C. Scott Blacklock and husband David L. of Bryant; nine grandchildren, Jeff Scott, Chuck Scott and wife Vee, Chris Scott and wife Melissa, Aaron Scott and wife Angel, Cory Scott and wife Christine, Justin Scott, Robert Blacklock, Alma â€śSissyâ€ť White and husband Zach, Michael Blacklock and wife Wendi; 18 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Eva Meeks; niece Janice Hartman; nephew Paul Hartman; two great-nieces, Briana and Carol Hartman; and one great-great-niece. Jack also leaves nieces and nephews in Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana.
Graveside service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 in the gazebo at Pinecrest Memorial Park, 7401 Arkansas Highway 5 North in Alexander. Rev. Edgar Sutton will officiate. Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home, 501-455-1067, will be handling the service.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to Muscular Dystrophy/Myasthenia Gravis at MDA, 204 Executive Court #208, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Online guest book: www.griffinleggettforesthills.com