Dewey Ray Conn, 57 of Omar, departed this life and entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday, January 30th due to complications of Covid.
He was born April 28, 1963 to Dewey and Mildred Conn. Dewey was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Epp and Hughlene Cook; paternal grandparents, Tim and Myrtle Conn; father and mother-in-law, Mansfield and Christine Dameron; and cousins Timmy “P-Ton” Conn and Frankie Hooker.
In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory include his amazing wife of 28 years, Faith Dameron Conn, daughters, Morgan Rae Conn (Adam Wooten) and Rylee Conn, a son, Rev. Dewey Chance Conn (Madyson Ooten); one brother, Phillip Jay (Ashley) Conn, Sister-in-law, Hope (Rev. Walter) Gore of Madison; Brother-in-law, Rev. Matthew (Debbie) Dameron of Omar; Nephews and Nieces: Rob (Beth) Gore, Jared Gore, Sarah (Brett) Sorrell, Presley Dameron, Ashton Conn, Austin Conn, Alec Garretson, Erin Garretson great-nephew Zeke Sorrell, and two very special grandchildren he loved as his own, Stella and Sebastian. Dewey will be greatly missed by a huge number of friends and his co-workers at Blackhawk Mining.
He was a member and Deacon at New Life Freewill Baptist Church at Rossmore. Dewey loved to share his testimony and tell others how he was changed when he gave his life to the Lord. Any room that Dewey left was always guaranteed to be filled with laughter. Dewey was always the ultimate jokester. He was a graduate of Logan High School and West Virginia State University. Dewey was also an alumnus of Marshall University and an avid and dedicated fan of the Thundering Herd. He would often speak of his Alpha Sig Fraternity brothers and the bond formed that continued down through the years. He was actively involved in sports from playing to coaching. Following in the footsteps of his dad, he dedicated many years to the youth of Omar, coaching Little League for 33 years, and serving on the Omar Board as well as WV District 2 Little League Board. Dewey was a Basketball Official with the WVSSAC Tug Valley Board, refereeing boys’ and girls’ high school games for 20 years in many areas of the state. He would tell you the most enjoyment he had is supporting his children in sports and never missing a game they played, whatever sport it was, always willing to assist in any way that he could.
Visitation will be from 11:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at New Life Freewill Baptist Church, Rossmore, WV.
Funeral service will begin at 2:00pm with brother-in-law Rev. Walter Gore, his Pastor Alvis Porter, and his son, Rev. Dewey Chance Conn officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, WV.
Pallbearers will be Brent Williams, George “Porgie” Watson, Robert “Panda Bear” Greer, Scott Caudill, Roger Hooker, Les Hooker, Jimmy Hooker and Matthew Cox.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Elijah Hooker, Corey Hooker, Austin Conn, Henry Bishop, Timmy Hooker, Rick Workman, Randy Clark, Si Easterling, John Hainer, Mark McGrew and Willie Ooten.
As Dewey Would say “Peace Out, Homie.”
For those whom can't make it to the funeral, the service will be livestreamed on New Life Freewill Baptist Church's Facebook page.
Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, WV is in charge of arrangements.
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