Conrad McNeer 1934-2021
Charles Conrad “Skip” McNeer left this earth on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
The son of Henry P. McNeer and Ruth Freeman McNeer, he was born June 6, 1934, in Huntington, W.Va. He has lived in Abingdon, Va., since 2008 and was recently residing at Oakmont, Va., at Gordon Park Assisted Living.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie Ann Bowen; and his sister, Phoebe McNeer.
Conrad grew up in Bristol, Va., where he attended high school at Bristol Virginia HS (Class of ’52). After attending Duke University (1956), he married Marjorie Bowen of Miami, Fla., in 1956.
Conrad had a varied career starting with his years as a U.S. naval aviator (1956-60). He received his M.Div. degree from Virginia Theological Seminary (1963) followed by postings as vicar for the Dioceses of Southwestern Virginia and Kansas. He was a guidance director for Sullins College (1967-70).
Conrad continued his education in later years, accepting a fellowship in pastoral counseling at the Menninger Foundation (1970-73) and earning his MSW at The University of Kansas (1989-90). He worked in his private practice in Kansas, providing pastoral counseling and then clinical social work from 1973 to 1998. In his retirement years, he returned to southwest Virginia, living in Abingdon and acting as president of Standard Banner Coal Corp.
Conrad is survived by his sister, Joan Elizabeth Gillenwalters (David Gillenwalters) of Meadowview, Va. He is also survived by his three daughters, Ann Elizabeth McNeer (Joel Brockmann) of Atlanta, Ga., Julia Bowen McNeer Seago (Christopher Seago) of Topeka and Catherine McNeer Morton (Gregory Morton) of Parker, Colo.; five granddaughters, Amelia Brockmann, Laura Brockmann, Erica Seago, Marissa Seago and Rachel Morton; and his companion, Sue Fulmer of Abingdon, Va.
Burial liturgy with Holy Communion will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Abingdon, Va. Committal service will be held at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook. The family of the Rev. Charles Conrad “Skip” McNeer is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).