Memorial ServiceLake Fork Baptist Church
Alba, Texas 75410
March 27, 1955 - April 25, 2019
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On April 25, 2019, Jodie Conyers joined his parents and siblings in heaven, passing away peacefully in his sleep at home in Yantis, Texas. He leaves this life as a loving husband, a caring father, a doting grandfather, a silly uncle, and a loyal friend to many. The impact he made on those close to him was vast and expansive, and he will forever be remembered as a man of family, faith, friendship, and patriotism. He was especially proud of his service in the U.S. Navy and recently celebrated his 64th birthday.
Born in Lubbock, TX, Jodie spent most of his adult years in Fort Worth, where he and his loving wife of 35 wonderful years, Sharon, enjoyed a full life together raising their four boys â Chris, Jay, J.C., and Cary. He was a long-time employee of the City of White Settlement and coached myriad youth football and baseball teams. He will forever be remembered for his decade-long run coaching the Senior League Dodgers, with all four of his boys playing on the baseball team. Through the years he coached and mentored countless young men, many of whom kept in touch with him and considered him a friend up until his recent passing.
Upon retiring in July of 2012 (on his lucky Friday the 13th, as he so referred to the day!), Jodie and Sharon embarked on a new journey and settled on Yantis, TX for their final, joyous chapter together. They spent their retirement days relaxing and fishing with friends and family on Lake Fork, where Jodie taught his many grandkids how to conquer the biggest bass, crappie, and catfish the lake had to offer. As he liked to say about retirement, his new mission was fishinâ.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; Chris and Yvonne and their children Christopher, Zackery, Dal, Kurstin, and Zakary; Jay and Jenny and their children Isaac, Josie, and Henry; J.C. and his children Riley and Joni; Cary and his children Wyatt and Colter; great grandchildren Brooklyn, Braylen, Braxton, Shylin, and Zayden; canine companions Lilâ Bit, Gracie, and Charlie; and countless nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, in-laws, and other relatives. He joins his mother Jocie, father George, sister Sue, brother Buddy, and grandson Jacob in heaven. He left an enduring, heartfelt impact on those he loved and will be missed by his friends and family and the communities he called home. Even the fish in Lake Fork will miss him.
Jodie and Sharon are members of the Lake Fork Baptist Church, where a memorial service will be held on May 18th at 11:00 am. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the New Childrenâs Building at Lake Fork Baptist Church (www.lakeforkbaptist.corg) or to Pound Pals, a local non-profit that specializes in saving senior, hospice, and disabled shelter dogs from euthanasia. Donations in Jodieâs honor can either be mailed to the Church (9483 W. FM 515, Alba, TX 75410) or placed online by visiting the shelterâs website, www.poundpals.com.
I'm an old friend from the 70's ( 1973/1974 ish ) . He was a good friend when I needed him. I'm sorry we didn't stay in touch. Hugs to all the family.
Connie Cox Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM
My prayers are with the family during these hard times. Jodie was a customer first and later turned into a great friend! He would always stop what he was doing and always greet me with a smile and a big bear hug. We enjoyed talking football, baseball and lot of fishing. I can still remember the day of his upcoming retirement and he called and said, "you need to stop by" because he was headed for Lake Fork. God Bless Jodie for the friendship and love. Larry
Larry Tresnicky May 13 2019 12:00 AM
My heart felt sympathy goes put to all the Conners & Wilcox's. Fond fond fond memories of Jodie & Sue. They were my guidance during a hard time. Will always remember when he told me how pissed he was the hospital refused to let him name one of his children America! Jay & JC y'all should thank that hospital! I love you all.
Trudy Cooke May 8 2019 12:00 AM
So many memories with this guy. He almost got me killed in peewee football on the famed "statue of liberty" play. But it worked every time! He got mad at me for skipping baseball practice one day... And put me right field. I misplayed a fly ball, not intentionally. I was never more scared to come back to the dugout after the inning ended. He was nice... But I could feel his frustration with me in that moment. That one was karma. Lol. We celebrated several City Championships as Senior league Dodgers. We had infamous "pick off" plays that were always perfectly timed. He was a hell of a coach and a wonderful man. Such a big part of my childhood. He will be missed!
Mark Flanagan May 8 2019 12:00 AM
So sorry about Jodies passing. He was an amazing friend to all that knew him. He will be greatly missed.
Vickie May 7 2019 12:00 AM
Jodie your were one of the nicest, kind and loving man that we have crossed paths with! Thanks for always keeping your eye on my precious Glen when I couldn't be there! Fly high with the angels Jodie! May you R.I.P. Glen & Kaye Harris
Kaye & Glen Harri May 7 2019 12:00 AM
One of the greatest men I have ever known who unconditionally loved. Prayers to the family for peace.
LG May 6 2019 12:00 AM
Jodie was my boss for ten years at the City of White Settlement. He was a mentor who wanted to see me succeed and perform to the potential that he saw in me. I appreciated his sense of humor and his outlook on life. He loved his family and talked constantly about them. He also loved fishing and talked constantly (!) about that too. I missed him when he retired, but knew that he was enjoying his time. I will miss him even more now, but I expect that he's still talking about fishing.
Lonnie Yates May 2 2019 12:00 AM
Oh how you are missed. Your smiling face, your crazy comments, and your wonderful personality. Even though it has been over 6 years, I still miss you coming into City Hall and making my day...... Heaven has gained a heck of an Angel ... Keep em' laughing Jodie
Brooxie Bryant May 2 2019 12:00 AM
I new Mr. Conyers as my pt. He was such a blessing to my heart and a privlage to care for. He reminded me so much of my late father. He always spoke so lovingly and highly of his wife, children, grandchildren, and other family. His eyes would light up and his heart overfilling with love for them. He would tell us how proud he was of each of them. I know he fought so hard through his illness because he needed to stay with them as long as he could. I met his wife and some of his sons and they were defiantly a very loving family, precious! I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. In Christ Love, Donna.
Donna Gaynor May 1 2019 12:00 AM