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Richard Lee Conran

October 28, 1936 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 83)


Richard Lee Conran, 83, of Clarksville, TN passed away May 8, 2020.  Richard was born on October 28, 1936 in Albany NY.  He retired in Oceanside, CA, at the highest enlisted rank of Master Gunnery Sargent, in 1984 after serving 30 years in the United States Marine Corp.  During his time of service, he served three tours in Vietnam and numerous tours in Okinawa.  After retirement from the Marine Corp, he worked for Bosch in New Bern, NC and Hyster Yale in Greenville, NC.  His final 25 years were spent in Las Vegas and Tennessee working on model trains, playing chess, bowling  on various Clarksville and Las Vegas leagues and putting together jigsaw puzzles.  In one year, he put together over 100,000 puzzle pieces.

He is preceded in death, by one daughter, Denise Hirae, his mother and father and 2 sisters.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Gladys Morris Conran; his sister, Ina Flanagan of Alburn, NY; children Tina Banks of Maysville, NC, Sherry Platek (Don) of Livingston, MT, Debbie Roberts of High Point, NC and Terry Conran (Beth) of Farmville, NC; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Richard will be buried in the Morris Family Cemetery on Butler Ford Road in Vanceboro, NC.  Military honors will be rendered at the grave site, if the situation allows.

Local arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at

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