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Jonathan Francis Conrey

January 17, 1992 — March 12, 2024


Jonathan Francis “Jon-Jon”Conrey was born in Houston, Texas to Ronald & Michele Conrey in January of the year, 1992. These proud parents raised Jon, with his brother Louie, in the Texas tradition of hard work, attending church, pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors and living life to the absolute fullest. From his earliest years, he helped his family run The Rose Garden Wedding Center in the Houston area, where he developed a reputation as the towheaded, tuxedo wearing 8 year old, “Greeter.” Many of Jon’s favorite memories, that he reminisced about often, were at the spacious Log Cabin, in that Texas coastal pine forest and his early days there with his close-knit family and many friends.

 Jon attended Triumph Christian Center during his elementary school years in Porter, Texas and then on to Haggard Elementary School in Plano, Texas where his family had relocated after the sale of the family wedding business. Jon ultimately graduated from Plano Senior High, where he played JV football and established a network of what was to become life-long friendships and relationships. Jon held several jobs in the Plano area during this period and enjoyed the prospects of earning money and making his own way in life. During the subsequent years of High School and on into his early twenties, Jon entered a difficult season of substance abuse, rehab and the obvious legal issues associated with a lifestyle of addiction. Even though some at this period of his life journey only saw the addiction and stopped seeing him, his family and friends always saw past the troubled spirit and into the warmth, resilience, compassion and humor that was the true essence of Jon. Jon could talk to anyone and carried a strong empathy for others and when in his company you were never really ready for him to leave. Once Jon was forced into a period of reckoning, he began the laborious climb out of darkness and into a season of light and often peacefulness that extended up until his passing. This was not without a constitution and a daily battle for clarity, freedom from guilt and a re-affirming of his true gifted nature. Then there entered a new life purpose into Jon’s life, Lakeland RV Ranch in Farmersville, Texas.

After being widowed from the untimely passing of Jon’s father, Ronald Conrey, Michele Conrey, (Jon’s Mother) decided to pursue Ron’s entrepreneurial dream of building and developing an RV Ranch.  Jon, with his Mother’s business guidance, love and support, embraced this renewed purpose and immersed himself enthusiastically into his family’s growing endeavor. Now he was the handsome, tattoo sporting, Dallas Maverick attired, “Greeter” at Lakeland RV Ranch.

Jon helped design, plan, build, and maintain the expansion of Lakeland RV Ranch from (8) sites, at the time of his parent’s purchase, to the current (86) sites and associated facilities and amenities that won “Medium Park of the Year 2023” in Texas, under his management. Jon had risen quickly to become the Park Manager, handling many of the “day to day” responsibilities, including but not limited to, maintenance, marketing, and administration. Lakelands acreage and the close proximity to Lake Lavon offered an opportunity for Jon to pursue a plethora of his additional passions. Jon loved to fish, hunt rabbits and hogs, shoot his favorite bows and collection of family guns, drive the jeep or side by side, ride his dirt bike, plan social events (then disappear during that same event) and of course cook, as he had become quite the culinary aficionado. If there was a big game or UFC fight on the schedule, Jon was planning an event. Most every review regarding Lakeland’s business endeavors, was not about the property, facilities or additional staff, but how accommodating, professional and willing to help, far above and beyond the expected, Jon Conrey had been.

 Jon passed away due to injuries sustained in a dirt bike accident. A convergence of obstacles, simultaneously that proved to be beyond his ability to navigate, lead ultimately to his passing.

Jon Conrey is preceded in death by family members, Ronald P. Conrey (Father), Francis Conrey (Paternal Grandfather), Anthony B. Keen (Maternal Grand-father), Patricia Conrey (Paternal Grand-Mother) and Ernestine Henderson (Maternal Grandmother).

Jon Conrey is survived by his mother, Michele Conrey (Allen Forsythe) of Texas, daughter Arya Harper (Alyssa & Judy ) of Texas, brother Luis Marrero (Courtney & Lucas) of New Hampshire, brother Jeffrey Conrey (Danica & Isaac) of California, sister Melissa Conrey (Jamie & Noah) of California, brother Matt Conrey (Mycah) of California, brother Jarrett Conrey of Oregon. Jon is additionally survived by his aunt Christine Anderson (Eric, Tony, Zavrie, Zerrick) of Oklahoma, aunt Rhonda Napier (Drew, Katie, Samantha) of Alabama, aunt Carolyn (Justin, Chris) of Texas, aunt Kelli Mills (Mike, Brandon, Breanna, Dalton) of Illinois/Florida, aunt Staci Kratz (Brooke, Kory) of California & uncle Kyle “Tex” Hamby of Texas.

 Additional surviving extended family members include but are not limited to, Amanda Forsythe of West Virginia, Justin Forsythe (Kenlee) of Texas, Emily Forsythe-Schultheis (Zachary) of Texas.

Our Jon was always kind, caring and helpful. But Jon also knew how to battle. To fight or struggle tenaciously to achieve or resist something defined Jon’s very spirit and life lived. If there was one thing he would want to be remembered by, it would be that he was a fighter and winning that fight. Jon fought for his family, he fought for sobriety, he fought for redemption, he fought for his legacy.

 2 Chronicles 20:15 – Don’t be afraid or worry about this large army, because the battle is not your battle. It is God’s battle. The battle is mine saith the Lord! R.I.P. Jon Conrey
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Friday, March 22, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home - Lavon

2343 Lake Rd, Lavon, TX 75166

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