JAMES ODELL CONDER, 90, of Waco, passed from this life on Wednesday July 28, 2010 at his residence. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct graveside rites at 2:00 p.m. Monday August 2, 2010 at Evergreen Cemetery, with Rev. Van Lazaroff officiating.
The family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.
Mr. Conder was born August 25, 1919 in Powderly, a son of James Andrew and Mary Josephene Weaver Conder. He attended Powderly schools, then served in the Air Force in WWII with the 8th Air Force in England until his discharge in 1945 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a bookkeeper, and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Waco.
He married Tempie Ophelia Hays on June 5, 1947 in Mt. Vernon. She preceded him in death on October 3, 2003.
In addition to his beloved wife, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Andrew Conder.
Survivors include a son, Ronnie H. Conder, of Lorena; three daughters, Lana D. Conder, of Waco, Cynthia D. Clasper, of Dawson and Linda D. Collins, of Austin; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Vivian Rayburn, of Houston.