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Eugene "Gene" Conaway

August 5, 1935 ~ May 18, 2019 (age 83)

Eugene "Gene" Conaway, 83 of Clarksburg passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Louis A Johnson VA Medical Center. He was born August 5, 1935 in Clarksburg, son of the late Brooks and Opal Morris Conaway.

Gene graduated from WI High School. He served our country in the United States Marines. Over the years, Gene had many accommodations, citations and education throughout his career. He was lieutenant detective for the City of Clarksburg Police Department for twenty four years. He attended US Secret Service protective operations in Washington, DC. Gene was a lifetime member and past president of Fraternal Order of the Police, also member of FBI National Academy of Associates, International Association of Chief of Police, International Association of Industrial Security, International Association of Hospital Security, Advisory Committee of Civil Tension Task Force for State of WV under Governor John D Rockefeller and Loyal Order of Elks. He was part of security detail for the President, Vice President, and many Ambassadors that visited WV.        

He is survived by two children Eugene Scott Conaway and Shari, Clarksburg, Greg Conaway, Stonewood; three grandchildren, Karrah Fragale and Vinnie, Kelli Willis and Chris, Chad Conaway; six great grandchildren, Abby, Kylie, Grant, Anna, Addyson and Aiden; one sister, Karen Owens and husband Ron, Clarksburg; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra "Sandy" Lee Conaway on October 20, 2017; one daughter, Beth Ann Sullivan, on August 1, 2018; one sister, Shirley Jeannine Jones.

Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Dr, Clarksburg, on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 3-8 PM where the Mountaineer Lodge #78 Fraternal Order of Police will conduct a service at 7:30 PM.  Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 in the funeral home chapel at 11:30 AM with Reverend Ron Owens officiating. Interment will follow at WV National Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Harrison County Honor Guard and US Marine Honor Guard. Online condolences may be sent to Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist the Conaway family. 

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