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Howard Robert "Bob" Conrad

Howard Robert “Bob” Conrad, age 75, of Fair Grove, passed away Monday, August 2, 2021. He was born July 29, 1946 in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Harvey and Elizabeth (Voight) Conrad. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967, and on August 16, 1968, he and Linda Kay Smith were married. After serving his country in the U.S. Navy Bob became a Springfield Firefighter, serving for 12 years. He worked for Oak Grove Construction for over 20 years and was also a self-employed drywall installer. Bob enjoyed being in his shop, working on cars and rebuilding engines of all kinds. Also a giving person Bob was generous to the Food Pantry, Convoy of Hope, Doctors without Borders, and the Sheriffs Association. He was an organ and tissue donor following his death. Above all, Bob loved his family and always looked forward to being with them. He will be missed by each one. Survivors include: His wife of 52 years, Linda; a daughter, Jennifer Morris and husband Brent of Ozark; a son, Christian R. Conrad of Fair Grove; grandchildren, Leah Faye Morris, Luke Conrad Morris, Caitlyn Renea Conrad, and Carson Robert Conrad; two sisters and their husbands, Lynn and Edward Masters. and Linda and Kenneth Joslin, all of Joliet, Illinois; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law Larry Smith and wife Jean, of Columbus, Georgia. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Michael McKeon, and Cary Joseph Conrad, his parents. and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Faye Smith. A Graveside Service will be 12:00 PM Friday, August 20, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with Jarod Koenig officiating. Full military honors will be accorded. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Caitlyn and Carson Aug 16 2021 12:00 AM