Thomas A Conaty Sr. of rural Clinton, IL born May 5, 1949 in Springfield, IL passed February 6, 2021 in Bloomington IL 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 Dept 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 10 AM, Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating and Military Honors following. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Firefighter Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kenney Fire Protection District Building Fund.