December 23, 2017
Jack Conger, 81, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Dean officiating. Interment will follow at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery with Branden Hall, Shannon Hall, Seth Hall, Caleb Hall, Jacob Conger and Larry Salter serving as active pallbearers.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to Kindred Hospice, 432 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819 or Sacred Heart Foundation, 2200 Airport Blvd, 2nd Floor, Pensacola, FL 32504.
Elbert Jackson Conger was born July 30, 1936, in Moultrie, Ga., the son of Cleveland Jackson Conger and Flossie Hobbs Conger. He was a graduate of Barwick High School. Jack married Shirley Grace Duncan in 1954, and began a life of adventure. Jack and Shirley moved to Decatur County from Thomasville in 1967, and made their home here. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and owned the DairyCo Drive-In and Jack’s Marine.
Jack was certainly the perfect name for this “Jack of All Trades” who was happiest when he was working with his hand tools. He had an inventive nature and was quoted often, “If there is a need, there is a tool…or I’ll make it”. And make it he did. A notable invention was his ride on “pea picker”. Every day brought a new challenge or idea, which sparked a new project. Jack tried everything from taxidermy to painting. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially if he was catching a mess of fish or hitting a round of golf.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Shirley Duncan Conger; his daughter, Sheree Hall and her husband, Larry, of Bainbridge; his grandchildren, Shannon Hall, Branden Hall, Nicki Salter and Jacob Conger; his great-grandchildren, Seth, Noah, Caleb, Lauren, Karoline, Jackson and Gage; and his great-great-grandchildren, Gracelyn and Adalynn. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his son, Cam Conger, and his sister, Rose Upton.