Franklin "Jessie" Conaway

May 6, 1944 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Franklin "Jessie" Conaway Obituary

Franklin “Jessie” Conaway, 79 of Zanesville, passed away on December 14, 2023, at his residence.

He was born on May 6, 1944, in Zanesville, Ohio, son of the late Ceril William Conaway and Rosella (Talbert) Bates. Jessie worked at Coca Cola Recycling for 30 years and later at Economy Linen for 12 years before retiring. He loved to play horseshoes, listening to Elvis, working on his truck, and mowing the grass. Above all, he loved spending his spare time with his family and friends.   

He is survived by his children, Jessie F. Conaway, William R. Conaway, Diana S. Thomas, Brian K. Conaway, Janie “Pebbles” Conaway; 2 stepchildren, Angela Miller, Christy Nelson; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many step grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and special family/friend, Jim (Mary Lou) Renick.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Susan Conaway; stepson, Terri Nelson; and sister, Mary Jane Conaway.

Per Jessie’s wishes, no calling hours or services will be held at this time. A dignified cremation will take place. DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home is assisting the Conaway family with arrangements.

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