Robert Lyn Conger, 45, passed away at home Thursday, April 13, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with ALS. He was born in McKinney and was a graduate of West Mesquite High School. He served his country in Desert Storm and the Iraq War.
Robert was a patriot, a soldier, a faithful Christian, and most of all, a loving husband to Melanie and father to Andrew, Charlie and Dulce. He was a member of Victory Assembly of God. As a Marine, his unit was among the first to enter Kuwait City during Desert Storm. He then was selected for Marine embassy duty and served as a guard for US Embassies in Guinea, Iceland, and Malta. After nine years, he chose civilian life and he and Mel raised a family. Once again, he heard the call to serve his country. He joined the Army and served a tour of duty in Iraq. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with ALS. He fought this battle in the same way he tackled everything in life. We salute him and thank him for his courage and bravery; remember him for being the biggest Cowboys, Longhorns and Mavericks fan ever; and we thank him for always saying, "I love you."
He is survived by his wife of nearly 22 years, Melanie Jo Blevins Conger; sons, Andrew and Charlie Conger, and daughter, Dulce Conger; parents, Richard Lee, Sr., and Susie Conger; brother, Richard Lee Conger, Jr., and his wife, Mary; sister, Rustie Inman and her husband Christopher and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home. Following the service, he will be laid to rest in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Victory Assembly of God in Hinesville. Remembrances may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America (www.PVA.org) or ALS Foundation for Life (www.alsfoundation.org).
Online condolences may be made at www.carteroglethorpe.com.
Published on April 17, 2017