A. Conley Gartmanof Little Rock, AR, 1925 - 2013
A. Conley Gartman, 88, of Little Rock, went to be with the Lord, December 31, 2013. He was born to Bunyan Lee and Livinie Elizabeth Lucas Gartman in Maud, Okla., March 5, 1925.
Conley was a devoted husband, father, and granddad. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ for many years. He enjoyed playing and listening to bluegrass music.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a coxswain and drove a landing craft in the Okinawa invasion. In civilian life, Conley worked for the Arkansas Gazette as a linotype operator and an insurance agent for Mutual of Omaha.
He and Mary enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the country and internationally with Mutual of Omaha and outdoorsman Marlin Perkins of The Wild Kingdom. Joining the Lord before him were his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
His dearly loved wife of 70 and a half years, Mary Lois, will cherish his memory. Other survivors include his son, Paul (Carol) Gartman of Columbus, Ohio; his daughter, Peggy Dinger of Little Rock; five grandchildren: Don, Misty, Jodi, Chuck, and Scott; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his loving dog, Ginger.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, 10900 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, Ark. 72212 (501) 225-5818 with Nick Hamilton officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Beebe Cemetery, Beebe, Ark.
In lieu of flowers for the service, the family asks that you consider making a contribution to Southern Christian Home, P. O. Box 649, Morrilton, Ark. 72110 (501) 354-2428. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
Published January 4, 2014
OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR