Larry Noel Conaway, age 75, of Claremore Oklahoma, passed away on Sunday, February 14th, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Larry was a beloved husband, father, grandfather (Papa) and Great Grandfather, who dedicated his life to serving Jesus and as the Pastor of Central Christian Church for 52 years.
Larry was born on January 31, 1946 in St Louis, MO to Noel and Velma (Cooksey) Conaway.
Gloria Conaway continues to faithfully serve at Central Christian Church. Her grace and resilience throughout this ordeal has been an inspiration to her family and friends.
Larry attended Cherryville Schools and graduated in 1964. He then attended the University of Missouri, later to decide to go to Ozark Bible College (now Ozark Christian College) in Joplin, MO to pursue his calling into Ministry.
He married his high school sweetheart, Gloria Grant Evers, in 1966, while continuing his education, graduating with a Bachelor of Theology in 1969.
While attending Ozark, he and wife Gloria, took a leap of faith to start a new independent Christian Church in Claremore. Central Christian Church began on April 6, 1969, starting at the VFW, later to purchase the church property at 661 S. Brady. Larry considered himself blessed to have not only his paternal family, but also his church family.
Larry's hobbies included construction, which resulted in building his own home that he shared with Gloria. His favorite pastime was hiking and exploring God's beauty throughout various parts of the country. He loved being a Papa to his grands and great grands and would do anything for his family.
Those who wish to honor Larry's memory with a memorial contribution may do so by contributing to Central Christian Church, 500 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd, PO Box 393, Claremore, OK 74017
Please write "Conaway Scholarship" in the memo.
Pastor Larry's love and influence continues through his family, friends, and students. Although our hearts continue to hurt, we know that Pastor Larry's legacy will continue through eternity.
God bless you Pastor, your battle is won!