John Browning Conrad, 87, of Lexington died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, in Lexington.
He was born in Dry Ridge. the son of the late Guy and Etta Rae Browning Conrad.
He was Kentucky's first licensed insurance consultant who co-founded, with Floyd Cox Jr., and served as president of Conrad, Cox and Associates, Eagles National Life Insurance Co., First Mutual Life Insurance Co and First Mutual Insurance Co. He also co-founded, with Joseph M. Whitmer, and served as president of PAL Inc., an employee benefit administrative and consulting firm, until he retired in 1985.
Conrad was an avid historian and genealogical reseacher who compiled family histories and contributed to the Living Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky. He, along with Ken Stone, was editor and publisher of Footsteps of the Past.
Conrad served in the U.S. Army Air Corp, 8th Air Force during World War II as a navigator who flew on 28 missions with the 392nd Bomb Group.
He was a member of Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church, the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, Kentucky Historical Society, Grant County Historical Society, the Sons of the American Revolution and was past president of the 2nd Air Division Association.
His wife, Wanda McGill Conrad, preceded him in death as did a sister, Utha Rae Conrad.
Survivors include daughters, Annnetta Conrad Tedesco of Phoenix, Ariz., Mary Beth Conrad Shores of Lexington and Margaret Conrad White of Dumfries, Va.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland in Lexington with Rev. William D. Jones officiating.
Burial is planned for 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church, 15 Warsaw Ave., Dry Ridge, KY 41035.
Posted By: David Conrad