John Edwin Conant, 97, of Shannondale, Harpers Ferry died Friday, April 13, 2018 at the V. A. Medical Center, Martinsburg, West Virginia.
He was born Oct. 26, 1920 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the son of John David Conant and Rhea Eva (Landis) Conant.
Mr. Conant retired after 22 years of service in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea receiving the Rank of Commander and receiving a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Ohio State.
He is survived by his daughters, Laura Ingles and husband Michael of Arlington, Va., Elizabeth Marcionette and husband James, of Hudson, Fl.., sons, James Conant and wife Kate, of Harpers Ferry and Thomas Conant and wife Vickie, of Bentonville, Va.; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary Elizabeth Ann Cooke Conant who died April 3, 2009.
A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Va. with Rev. Ernest L. Trublood officiating.
There will be no visitation.