Gary "Puddin" Conard

Gary Conard

CANTON — Gary “Puddin” Conard, 73, a loving husband, father, grampaw and friend, passed away Monday, Jan. 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; three 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 two 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 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 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, and words of comfort may be shared at

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