Timothy Mark Conover of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, passed unexpectedly on the afternoon of January 1, 2019 while a patient at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., following a brief illness. Tim was 64 years young.
He was born on Saturday, August 28, 1954 to parents Kenneth Harold and Pauline (Stepp) Conover in Princeton, New Jersey. After graduation, he worked for the family business (Ken Conover and Sons) for a period of time before moving to Oklahoma.
Timothy married Marla (Shotts) Conover, on May 10, 1975 in Broken Arrow, Okla., where the couple made their first home. They had two sons, Jason and Kevin.
He taught his sons to hunt, to fish, to love nature, and to just be thankful for family. He took great pride in spending quality time with his family and sharing life lessons.
Starting in 1975, Tim worked at Bradley Chevrolet in Broken Arrow, Okla. as a transmission mechanic for years before becoming self employed as a Mac Tools distributor. Then he became a safety instructor for Arrow Trucking where he was able to use his amazing mentoring abilities to jump start numerous people's careers. At the time of his passing, Tim worked for RailCrew Xpress as a shuttle driver for BNSF railroad out of Tulsa. He transported the locomotive engineers to their trains all over the region.
He was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Mannford for the past several years. He loved the Lord and one of his favorite past times was sitting on the front porch while watching God's great creation, especially the tiny hummingbirds.
Loved ones that cleared the path for Tim are his parents; two brothers, Raymond and Roy; and one sister, Joyce. Loved ones that will miss Tim until they meet again are his wife of 43 years, Marla of the home; two sons, Jason and daughter in-law Beth Conover of Coweta, Okla., Kevin Conover of Edmond, Okla.; one grandson, Brennen Conover; one brother, Paul Conover of Vermont; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home, 201 N 4th Street in Fairfax, Okla. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the First Christian Church of Mannford, Okla., 511 Greenwood Ave. with Larry Haney officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairfax City Cemetery, 600 S 8th Street, in Fairfax, Okla. under the kind guidance of Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Kevin Conover, Jason Conover, Paul Conover, Kyle Shotts, Dave Turner, and Joe Jones.
Most who knew Tim can relate well to the prayer the family has included here, as we collectively reflect on the spirited life of the husband, dad, friend and granddad, we all love and will dearly miss
"God grant that I may fish until my dying day.
And when I come to my last cast,
I'll then most humbly pray.
When in the Lord's safe landing net.
I'm peacefully asleep.
That in His mercy I'll be judged
As good enough to keep."
We have no doubt that Tim is a keeper!
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So the story goes, until we see Tim again. We love you and miss you Dad.
Rest In Peace Timmy
I was his friend all the way through Princeton High School until we Moved to Colorado
He was 1 month older than me
Carl ReitzeLittleton, CO
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Tim’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit JW.org.
Elaine Lambert, OK
Tim was a joy to know and work was never a dull day with him around.The man had a heart as large as life it self.... He started out as my mentor in the shop but became a dear friend that we could always pick right up on the
conversation no matter when or where we were or had been over time. I know for a fact he was extremely proud of his family and their well being was constantly in his thoughts. The earthly shell of the man may be gone, but his spirit and memories will live on in the hearts and thoughts of his family and friends.
John & Lyn WhortonClaremore, OK
Heartfelt prayers to Tim's family from a co-worker at Railcrew. We often exchanged shifts with each other.
Jerry MeadowsTulsa, OK
Jim and I are so saddened by your lost. Tim was one of the nicest and 'most fun' guys we've had the privilege of knowing. Our sympathy's to Marla, Jason and Kevin, (and their children). Also to his family.
To all of us who knew and loved Tim....he'll forever be in our hearts. Love to you all
Jim and Sandie StarCoweta, OK
Sorry for the loss of Tim, I knew him for about for years while working at Railcrew, he is a great person to work with and I consider him a great friend he will always have a place in my heart.
Larry BrownTulsa, OK
I am so sorry for your loss. Tim will be missed. Not only as a fellow employee but also as a very good friend.
Wesley ReevesOilton, OK
Due to previous obligations I will not be able to join in Tim’s life celebration. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.
Edith WebbKellyville, OK
My condolences to his family
Norma PeytonMounds, OK