Obituary for Thomas Dale "Tommy" Conrad
Tommy Conrad, age 51, died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones Thursday, September 7, 2017. He was born in Irving, Texas to Dale Emerson and Tommie Jeraldine (Hunter) Conrad on August 17, 1966. Tommy was a lifetime Irving resident, and a member of the First United Methodist Church since his childhood. He attended Nimitz High School, where he played for the Vikings Football team, participating in their district championship in 1982, and was a part of the 1984 graduating class. After graduation, Tommy began his 16-year employment with UPS, during which time he was working to obtain his Funeral Directors License. In 2008, he graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, as a Funeral Director and Embalmer, later earning his certification as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP). He worked briefly at the former Chapel of Roses Funeral Home and then established his professional career at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home where he was revered, respected and loved by not only the people he worked with, but the families he served as well. He was instrumental in the Wreaths for Veterans of Irving/Wreaths Across America memorial celebration each December, where he took great pride in honoring all U.S. Veterans. Tommy enjoyed every aspect of the Scottish history and heritage, and from 2004 until 2008, proudly competed in the Scottish Highland Games. He is preceded in death by his dad Dale Emerson Conrad, both sets of grandparents, John and Gertrude Hunter and James and Dorothy Conrad, and aunt Rosalee Hunter. Left to cherish his memory and the time they had with him is his mother Jeri; aunts Glenda and Jeanette Hunter; his lady love Cindy Morgan along with numerous extended family, and lifetime friends. A memorial service to celebrate Tommy’s life and the impact he had on everyone he met, will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, September 15, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 211 W 3rd St, Irving, TX. A visitation will be held between 6:00 and 8:00 pm, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. The family requests memorials to the American Heart Association at https://donatenow.heart.org/ or to FUMC at http://www.fumcirving.org/giving/ .