Gordon Richard Conley, 75, of Newcomerstown, passed away Monday morning, March 12, 2012, in the Palliative Care Unit of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, as he was surrounded by his family. The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to the competent and very caring staff in the Palliative Care Unit for making Gordon's last days more comfortable.

Gordon was born in Franklin Township, Coshocton County, on Aug. 27, 1936, and was preceded in death by his mother, Leona M. King Conley, and his step-father, Luther J. Moore.

Gordon was employed with General Tire and Rubber Company, Newcomerstown, for many years in the maintenance department and as an electrician before his retirement in 1998. Prior to this, he was a self-employed truck driver. He moved to Newcomerstown from Conesville in 1966 and attended St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown.

In addition to his mother and step-father, Gordon was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Conley of Oregon; and two sisters, Patricia Pew and Lois Thornsley, both of Coshocton.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen R. Hootman Conley, Newcomerstown, whom he married Aug. 17, 1986. Also surviving are four daughters, Martha Jeannie (Rob) Robbins of Kimbolton (North Salem), Leighanna (Ted) Bear of New Philadelphia, Teresa DeSears of Florida, and Arlene (Hans) Dappert of Oregon; several grandchildren, including Angelal (Sergio) Arguetta of Pennsylvania, Erika Schlupp and fiance Robert Kennedy of Bucyrus, Justin Camp and Dakota DeSears, both of Florida, and Alanna Bear of New Philadelphia; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and his sister, Bonnie J. Gross of Coshocton.

To honor Gordon's wishes, no public visiting hours will be observed. Private family grave side services are to be scheduled at the convenience of the family and will be held at the Franklin Cemetery, Franklin Township, Coshocton County.

The family is requesting that memorials be made in Gordon's name to an individual's favorite charity.

The Ourant Funeral Home in Newcomerstown is assisting the family will all arrangements.