Gail Conway was born in Gorman, Texas, June 9, 1953. His parents were Jerry Conway and Ruby Lavada Conway (Flanagan). He lived in Comanche County his whole life. He graduated from Comanche High School in 1971. He attended Tarleton State University from 1971 to 1973. He was accepted into Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in August 1976. Soon after, he opened Conway Veterinary Clinic where he practiced small and large animal medicine until his death. On February 2, 1979, he married Sylvia Kay Conway (Speer). They shared 44 years together.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and many aunts and uncles, and several cousins. Gail is survived by his wife Kay; daughter Jenny Conway; Son Jon Conway; granddaughter Madison Conway-Gillette; and brother Cliff Conway; all of Comanche, many nieces and nephews.
Gail loved working with all animals and was especially gifted and capable of great care. He had several endurance horses over the years and loved riding them on trail rider and endurance riders. As a veterinarian, he helped check in the entrants’ horses at the beginning of each ride. He then was at one of the check points of the riders. Later, he usually rode one of his horses 25 miles. These riders were mostly held all over Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. He loved working with his clients and their animals. He had a gift that allowed great compassion to the animals and their owners. He will be greatly missed by his family and all the people that knew him.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023, at the Comanche Funeral Home from 6:00p.m – 8:00p.m. His service will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at the East Side Baptist Church with a graveside following at the Mayer Cemetery in Comanche, Tx. (Cemetery location is behind Board Church)
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made in Gail’s honor to your favorite charity or local veterinarian.
Condolences may be offered online at www.comanchefh.com.
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