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Henry Nelson Conway, Jr.

2020-10-19

Mr. Henry Nelson Conway, Jr., age 98 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Osprey Village.

He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Henry Nelson and Lucille Iseman Conway.

Mr. Conway served his country honorably in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. After the war, he spent ten years in the Philippines working for the Veterans Administration. Upon receiving his second Bachelor�s Degree from the American Institute for Foreign Trade, he then relocated to Monrovia, Liberia where he worked for the International Bank of Washington. He resided there for over twenty years, managing a bank, an insurance company and the corporate formation and ship registration business for the Republic of Liberia.

Upon moving stateside, Mr. Conway was appointed EVP of the International Bank of Washington, managing a number of banks in foreign countries along with the Liberian ship registration business. He and his wife, Rowena, moved to Fernandina Beach, Florida from McLean, Virginia when he retired.

Mr. Conway was instrumental in organizing reunions for his brothers in arms every year up until his health started to decline.

He is preceded in death by his first wife of 62 years, Rowena Ann Conway.

He leaves behind his wife, Carolyn Mobley Tyndall Conway of Fernandina Beach, Florida; his son, Henry Nelson Conway, III and his wife Melissa Aston Conway of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandchildren, Rebecca Ann Conway and Grant Sevier Conway and his wife Rachel Jean all of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mr. Conway's family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.

He will be returned to his native Little Rock, Arkansas to be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park.