Thomas A. Conaty, Sr.


CLINTON — Thomas A. Conaty, Sr., of rural Clinton, born on May 5, 1949, in Springfield, passed away on February 6, 2021, in Bloomington surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his father, James, stepfather, Al, mother, June, and two brothers, Jerry and Richard.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Beth, sons, Tom, Jr. (Dawn), of Leroy, and William (Trina), of Clinton and grandchildren, Garrett, Jacob, and Ethan, of Leroy, and Keegan, Cayl, and Kieran, of Clinton.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam Conflict. During his life, he worked as a finished cabinet maker with his stepfather, owned and operated a gas station/garage, was a police officer, worked in management for Murray’s Shoe Company, farmed and did custom corn shelling, provided armed security at the Clinton Nuclear Power Station, and most recently, he retired from owning and operating Conaty Trucking, in 2017 but continued to stay active doing farm work.

He spent 31 years serving the Kenney Fire Department as a firefighter and more recently as president of the board of trustees.

He was a loving son, father, grandfather and friend to many.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Scott Marsh officiating. Military honors will follow. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, with firefighter honors. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kenney Fire Protection District building fund.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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