He is survived by his wife, Opal Watson Conger; step children, James (Michelle Casto) Taylor, Middleport, Lorretta (Shawn Chapell) Lunsford, Pomeroy, Brenda (Mike) Meldau, Syracuse, and Brian (Jenny Mankin) Taylor, Pomeroy; step grandchildren, Nathan Goode, Timmy Ball Jr., T.J. Timmons, Tiffany (Nathanial) Ireland, Michael Ball, Hope Casto, James Brian Taylor, Kaylee Casto, Brianna (Carl Waugh) Taylor, Austin Taylor, Bailey Taylor and Keely Mankin.
Also surviving are step-great-grandchildren, Joshua Frank, Isiaah Ireland and Haiden Waugh; brothers, Harold Conger, Portland, Charlie Conger, Gallipolis, half brother Joe Conger, Texas, half sister Mina Larkins, Gallipolis; and a special friend “Whiskers” Reitmiere, and special cat Blackie.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Connie Dailey in infancy.
There are no calling hours or funeral service. A private memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Cremation services are by the Cremeens Funeral Homes, Inc., Racine. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com.