William Charles "Bill" Pugh Conrad, 71, of Farmington, died Friday, August 4, 2017 after a long, hard fought battle.
He was born September 9, 1945 in St. Louis, son of William Charles and Madeline (Barrett) Pugh and stepfather Paul Conrad.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, and sister Patty Dees.
Bill married Betty Lou (Adkinson) Garrett Conrad Nov. 3, 1979 in Fredericktown. She survives.
Also surviving are daughter Nicki (Doug) Conrad Kraust-Schmitt and grandchildren Christopher Kraust, Randi (Kraust) Shipman (James); great-grandchildren Isla Shipman and Arlo Shipman; daughter Sandy Garrett; daughter Madeline (Conrad) Garcia (Tony); grandchildren Asa Conrad, Samantha Garcia and Solomon Garcia; son Scott Garrett; grandchildren Brandon Garrett (Tracey), Elizabeth Garrett, Teadon Muller; brother and sisters Rodney Conrad (Bonnie), Pam Conrad and Lynn Conrad.
Bill was a U.S. Marine veteran and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. His employment included best father ever. Other jobs were Air Products Truck Driver, mechanic, Amway salesman, auctioneer, water hauler, produce vendor, worm farmer and pastor. He lived in California, Texas and Missouri. His last residence was Fredericktown and he now resides in Heaven. Anyone who met him couldn't help but love him.
A memorial service was held August 12 at Follis & Sons Funeral Home.