of Bee Branch, AR
November 9, 1938 - July 17, 2021
George Henderson Condray, 82, of Bee Branch, Arkansas, passed away at his home on July 17, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born on November 9, 1938 at Quitman, Arkansas, to the late William Thurman Thomas Condray and Flora Rickman Condray. He is also preceded in death by twin brothers Floyd and Lloyd Condray and his sister, Ava Nell Condray Doyle (Riley) Wood (Farris).George is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Glynna Pennington Condray, his sons, George Collin Condray (Kathleen) of Fayetteville and Cary Lynn Condray (Paige) of Center Ridge; grandchildren, Sophia, Liam, Alex, Kennedy, Jude, Kate and George Shepard; his nephews and nieces, Gary Doyle (Barbara), Carthel Doyle, Gwen Doyle Dunham (Stan), Rebecca Doyle Russenberger, Sharon Doyle Cullum (Richard); his brothers- and sisters-in-law, Quinton Pennington (Linda), Ina Pennington Cassell (Wendell), Mary Pennington Carrell (Steve), Larry Pennington (Freida), Don Pennington (Donna K.) , Donna J. Bonds Pennington, Claudette Watts Pennington and other family and friends.George was a loving husband, father, grandfather, devoted brother, and friend. A graduate of Quitman High School and Arkansas State Teachers College, he was a public-school teacher of 34 years in the Quitman and North Little Rock school districts as well as being an insurance and securities representative, and sports photographer. Following retirement, he and Glynna moved to their farm at Bee Branch where his favorite farm activities included having grandchildren visit to enjoy jumping on hay bales, fishing, and hunting. He worked tirelessly to keep the farm looking good and tending his cattle with the help of his two dogs, Princess & Cody, riding along in the ''mule''.During retirement, George and Glynna enjoyed tours with the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association in the USA as well as Europe. He was a veteran, having joined the National Guard at the age of 16 and was called to active duty on two occasions, "the Little Rock Central High School Crisis in 1957 and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina during the Berlin Wall Crisis of 1961.He loved the Lord, was always faithful to his church, served many years as an active deacon, adult Sunday School teacher, and choir member as well as being a Gideon for 30 years. He was a gospel music fan and especially enjoyed five years of singing tenor for the gospel group ''Sustaining Grace''. He was an avid and dedicated student of the Bible and the study of prophecy. Over the years, George attended many prophecy conferences.In 2017, George was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. His final years of Bible teaching were at South Side Baptist Church in Damascus, where he always emphasized an understanding of dispensations and how Old Testament prophecies are being fulfilled during our lifetime. At the time of his passing, he was a member of First Baptist Church, Center Ridge, AR, having joined after his disease progressed. His son, Cary, was his pastor and George said, ''I love my South Side Baptist Church family, but it is time to go hear my son preach.''Celebration of life will be at South Side Baptist Church, Damascus, AR on Wednesday, July 21, with visitation 10:00 a.m. and service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Hardin Cemetery, Bee Branch. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 237, Clinton, AR 72031 or a charity of your choice.To express online condolences please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
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Sorry to hear of George's passing. May the God of all comfort comfort you at this time.
George will be missed by all who knew him. He was a warm, generous man who showed interest and support to friends. Students, and family!
Glynna,Marvin and I were so sorry to hear about George. You two were among our all-time favorites at QHS. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Dear Mrs. Condray and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Mr. Condray and you both ,were two teachers that made a big impact on me. I am glad to have the honor to be one of your students. Sincerely Louisa Dixon Diaz
May God bless you and your family, Glynna, in the days ahead. I've always heard that George was a wonderful man.
Mr Condray was my teacher at RCJH and made math one of my favorite subjects; then meeting him again in the ER at the VA hospital made me smile!! He always had a welcoming smile and made you feel instantly at ease! Prayers for family and friends!!
Glenna and family we areSo sorry for your loss! Sorry we cannot be at the service because we are out of town! Our prayers are with you! God Bless all of you!
Dearest Cousins,I am sorry for your loss of such a dear man as George. I loved his folks, "Aunt Flora" and "Uncle Thurman" growing up and spending summers up at Quitman with my Mema and Papa Dan Harton. It was so cool to have George as my math teacher back at Rose City Junior High. He was a great teacher and such a kind person. There is a void in our hearts and this world without him. May our Lord bless and comfort you all.
I am thankful to have known Mr George!It is a joy to know that it is a temporary separation,Heaven is so much better and it is eternal!2 Corinthians 5:8We are confident, I say, and willingrather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord
My condolences to your family. I thought of your father many times throughout my life including very recently. He was a great math teacher and a great example of humankind. Always gentleman, kind and patient and always treated students with respect. He and my mom went to school together. There are many students who thought highly of him including me. I'm very proud to have known him.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Love you all.
So sorry for your loss he was a very good man. With promises of our Lord we shall see him again.
Sorry for your loss Glenna. George was a great person and I know he is in a better place.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your loved one. Praying for all!!
Cary, we are so sorry for your loss. Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard the news. We love you all and if we can do anything, let us know!
I am sorry for the loss of George from among us, but happy the he is with the Lord.
Glynna, sorry for you loss. God bless you and your family at this time of need.....
Mr Condray was one of my favorite Teachers at Rose City Jr High he was a very honest man and worked hard for his students! The Family are in my thoughts and prayers!
Mr. Condray was one of my favorite teachers at Rose City Jr. High. So sorry to hear about his passing. Prayers go out to Mrs. Condray and family.
Dear Glynna and Family We are so sorry to hear about your loss.Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers We Love Y’all Love and Prayers ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻Les and Kathryn
May God bless and comfort you in time of sorrow. but we know George is in the arms of God, and we will see him again. Nelda
I am so sorry about George. I have good memories of him playing basketball at Quitman. He was such a good player.
Sorry to hear of your passing relative. My thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
Mr. and Mrs. Condray were my senior high school sponsors. We loved them then and treasure the good memories at Quitman High School. I also was a member of Sustaining Grace. Mr. Condray was a wonderful tenor singer. Enjoyed being in their home. Loved their music room in their lovely home. He is missed. Love to you, Mrs. Condray. God bless your family.
Sorry to hear about George’s passing. Condolences to all of the family.