Obituary of Anthony Drayton Conley
On June 5th, 2021, Anthony “Tony” Drayton Conley, Father, Husband, Brother, Uncle, Friend and Colleague passed away peacefully in Bastian, VA surrounded by the love of his children, Greta and Denver, at the age of 64. He now joins his wife, Carol Kinser Conley, who passed away in October of 2020. They were married in September of 1985. He was also preceded in death by his parents, James Watt and Phyllis (Kidd) Conley, and Brother Carlton M. Conley. Tony was born in Bluefield, WV on October 26, 1956. He worked at the rock quarry construction, as well as on construction of the East River Mountain tunnel. He had worked at a factory for over 30 years before retiring. He was an avid outdoors man who loved fishing and hunting. He loved to coach football and baseball with Denver being a part of the team. Tony started playing guitar at 10 years old and played in a band for many years. Tony will be remembered by his two children, Greta Ann Conley and Anthony Denver Conley. His sisters, Jamie Shewey McFadden and Javette Alford. He is also survived by 3 nieces, Latrayle Wheeler, Megan Cox and Amy Saunders (Clay); and 3 nephews, Kellen Shewey, Josh Buchanan and R.J. Buchanan. Additionally, he is survived by 8 great-nieces, 1 great-nephew, 2 great-great nephews and 1 great-great niece. Tony was a friend to all and made many friends he came to know while playing in the band Six Shooter. Services will be held at Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville VA on Saturday, June 12, 2021, with the family receiving visitors from 4-5 pm. Memorial services will begin at 5pm. He was cremated according to his wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Bland County Rescue Squad. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.grubbfuneralhome.com Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.