John Ramsay Conger

May 22, 2013 

John Ramsay Conger, 26, departed this life on Thursday, May 16, 2013. He was born in Loudoun County, Va to Charles Samuel Conger and Lynn Divine Conger.

John attended school in Cary, graduating from Green Hope High School continuing his education at Wake Tech CC, Pfeiffer University and Auburn University. His career interest lay in criminal justice and political science, but he discovered his true passion in the world of High Performance Driving becoming a respected and in demand driving instructor and coach. John’s love and respect for people and animals led him to train his Labrador retriever, Gracie, as a therapy dog. John and Gracie visited VA hospitals to bring comfort to sick and wounded veterans. Having been born in long lines of Virginia families, He developed an intense interest in history and in particular the military.

In addition to his parents he is survived aunt: Nancy Divine Brown of Bluejacket, OK; great aunt, Alice Atlass of Littleton, CO; and cousin: Jillian Ann Putman of Lovettsville, VA.

John joins in heaven his maternal grandparents: Bernice Irene Berry Divine and John Elbert Divine; and paternal grandparents: May Coffman Conger and Dennis Ramsay Conger.

A celebration of John’s Life will be at 6:00 pm Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St. Apex. A gathering of friends will begin immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, attn.: Advanced Guard, Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758513, Topeka, KS 66675.

Memorial contributions may be made to www.apexfuneral.com

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