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In Loving Memory

David Earl Conrad

April 7, 1950 – February 21, 2021

David Earl Conrad, also known as Poppi, 70, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away on February 21st, 2021. He passed away in the arms of his loving wife, Marsha at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Poppi was born April 7th, 1950 in Houston, TX to Edward and Mildred Conrad. He graduated from the University of Houston in 1976 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He spent the next 22 years at HL&P in the energy industry. He then began working with Conrad Construction building bridges, roads, and underground utilities. After retiring, he helped develop and engineer Ellis Park in Friendswood, TX.

Poppi was a devoted Christian, husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend. He enjoyed music, art projects, photography, hunting and traveling. Poppi loved his church, Clear Lake United Methodist and served on several different committees.  He taught Sunday school for Junior and High school students and was a member of the Forum Adult Sunday School class.   Above all, Poppi loved spending every moment with his grandchildren.

Poppi is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marsha Conrad; his children, Chris and wife Christy Conrad, Michael and wife Stori Conrad and daughter Kelley and husband Colby Ellis; 8 grandchildren; his Brother Eddie and wife Darretta Conrad, Brother Claude and wife Barbara Conrad, identical twin brother Donald and wife Donna Conrad and cousin Genie and husband Gerald Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jacob and Maude Conrad; parents Edward and Mildred Conrad.

A private memorial service will be held for the family.

A celebration of life for all friends will be held at 3:00 P.M. on  Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Nonna and Poppi’s home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Team Poppi for the MD Anderson Boot Walk to End Cancer at http://give.mdanderson.com/goto/Poppi

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8 thoughts on “David Earl Conrad”

  1. David and I shared an office in the HL&P Electric Tower in 1974. We shared two apartments together, we had a wreck in San Angelo together , we skied in Ruidoso together. Many little times together, small events in time, but forged a life long friendship, my number one friend. You will be missed.

  2. He was one of my most challenging Sunday school teachers, and always kind and thoughtful. He was humble and generous, and a proud dad. Prayers and love to his family.

  3. Robert and Patricia Barrow

    Our condolence to David, Marsha and family. David was a true friend for over 30 years working and hunting together. I will miss our many chats.

  4. I just learned today of David’s passing. I was a close friend of his and Donald’s from our elementary years through high school. There were few people in my life that I respected as much as those two men. David will always hold a special place in my heart and memories. I look forward to seeing my friend again in Heaven.
    Dr. Ed Seay
    Senior Pastor
    Magnolia’s First Baptist Church

  5. Rosanne Brumley

    Just learned last night of David's passing in February. Michael and I are saddened to hear this and regret we did not know sooner. He was a dear friend to Michael as they grew up together, living one block from one another. Our conferences to Marsha and family.

    Michael and Rosanne Brumley

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