Fred Lucius "Bear" Conerly
July 20, 1936 - March 11, 2016
Fred Lucius Conerly “Bear”, was born July 20, 1936 in Natchitoches, Louisiana to the union of Lucius and Exie B. Conely. The family later moved to Leesville, Louisiana where he attended school. In the late 1950’s, Fred moved to DeRidder, Louisiana where he worked for a short time as a pulp wood hauler.
Fred was later employed at Fort Polk where he worked for over 20 years at the Officer’s club and later as a short order cook at the NCO Club. When he retired from Fort Polk, he owned and operated Fred’s Carry Out until his health failed. Fred’s last few years were spent at Rosepine Retirement and Rehabilitation Center in Rosepine, Louisiana.
Fred leaves to cherish his memory, a longtime friend who was as much like a son, Ralph McMahon (Anise) and family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; cousins, Lavern Turner (Aaron) of Houston, Texas, Eunice Williams of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother and father; a step father, L.C. Mitchell and Cleo McMahon with whom he lived for many years.
Visitation and Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Visitation will begin at 11:00am until time of funeral service at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder. Rev. David Iles will officiate.