Earl C. Conrad, born on Oct. 2, 1924, was one of eight children born to Chancy & Audra Conrad. He attended school in Lyons, OH where he was president of the senior class. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and fought in Germany from the Battle of the Bulge to the end of the European Conflict.
He attended Bob Jones University where he met and married Dorothy Jean Cobb from Sebring, FL. After a year of further training, they set sail for India, where they spent most of the next 38 years. Earl gained great proficiency in the Marathi language of western India. He preached in India churches and youth camps, held dental clinics in villages where little or no medical help was available and spent several years over seeing the production of Christian literature in the Marathi language. In his final few years before retirement, Earl compiled a concordances on the Marathi Bible. At age 65 he retired and settled in Sebring where he enjoyed some 30 years of activities including 27 years of serving with Meals-on-Wheels, preaching at the New Testament Mission, and working for Child Evangelism. He and Jean joined the Covenant Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder, Sunday School teacher and choir member. On March 30, 2021 Earl moved once again to his eternal home in heaven with the Lord whom he served. He is survived by his wife of over 71 years, Dorothy Jean Conrad; three siblings, Nina Patton, Duane Conrad and Maxine Mabee; four children, Rebecca (Leroy) Nicholson, Robert (Jenny) Conrad, Deborah (Robert) Brooks and Rachel Conrad; 9 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. A graveside service and burial will be at 10:00 am on April 5 at Pinecrest Cemetery, followed later by a memorial service at Covenant Presbyterian Church at a date to be determined. Burial arrangements entrusted to Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, FL. “To live is Christ & to die is gain.” Phil. 1:21
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