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Delmas Carroll Conley Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1942 - 2022

Delmas Carroll ConleyDelmas C. Conley

WHEELERSBURG-Delmas C. Conley passed away on January 4, 2022, at his home. He was born on March 18, 1942, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Orville Conley and Dorothy Conley Jamison.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by former wife and mother of his children, Judy Conley; great-grandson, Cash Ryan Newsom; and grandson, JT Conley.

He is survived by his children Rod Conley (Jackie), David Conley (Lisa), RJ Conley (Sharon), and Tammy Holden (Rodney).

He loved and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren Kristen Newsom (Chad) and daughters Liv and Natalie; Chelsey Glockner (Ben) and children Parker and Anderson; Mariah Conley and daughters Josie and Carlie; Ryan Conley, Mack Conley, Cori Cooper (Justin) and son Lane; Megan Conley, Sydney Holden, Tanner Holden, and Chase Conley.

He is survived by his siblings Joyce Goddard, John Conley, Russell Conley, Eva Kay Delgado, Danny Conley and companion, Norma Patrick.

Delmas graduated from Valley High School Class of 1960. Following graduation, he began farming and started a family. His family and farming were two of the great loves of his life. Anyone who knew Delmas would agree that he was the hardest working man you could ever meet. He had a head for business and an entrepreneurial spirit that led him beyond the farm to starting a tire business, Conley Trucking, and Conley River Terminal. Delmas loved his community and was always willing to support community efforts including youth sports and numerous charities that were dear to his heart. While he never wanted to be recognized for what he did, he worked hard be able to help his family, his friends, the township of Wheelersburg and all of Scioto County.

Beyond business, Delmas made a name for himself in the world of Dirt Track Late Model racing. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of 2003 and tallied 561 career feature victories over seven decades of racing as one of the most admired drivers in the racing community.

Visitation will be held at Harrison-Plyes Funeral Home located in Wheelersburg on Sunday, January 9, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. The funeral service will be held Monday, January 10, at 11:00am with Dr. Calvin Ray Evans of Rubyville Community Church officiating. Interment will be in Memorial BurialPark.

In honor of his generous spirit and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of his favorite charities. As Delmas would always say, “Work hard and be kind to people.” Condolences to the family may be made at

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There are currently 18 condolences.

Larry G Edwards 1960 classmate Valley High school
Monday January 24, 2022 at 8:50 AM

RIP God's Blessings @ Grace be bestowed upon the families and friends. Our class of1960 is getting smaller, your gone but never forgotten.
Maria Robinson
Thursday January 13, 2022 at 3:09 PM

My Deepest Sympathy, praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Maria Robinson (Pendland)
Thursday January 13, 2022 at 3:02 PM

My Deepest Sympathy, prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time. May God Bless and comfort the Conley Family. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Randall Chamblin
Tuesday January 11, 2022 at 3:10 PM

I first met him back in 1974 on the farm and worked for him . Then a couple of years later met him at Brothers Four. In Portsmouth. He was a blast to be around then I bought one of his cars. RJ. Drove it we got together as a family. Loved my times I had with you guys. Thank you Delmas
Gary & Donna Arnett
Monday January 10, 2022 at 6:24 AM

Although we are not able to attend services; we offer our condolences to the family and friends. We were fortunate to watch him with many victories at the track. He was always ready to greet fans and friends at the track. May GOD give comfort and peace to all who knew him. Gary and Donna Arnett
Glenn C. Eddy & Jason C. Eddy
Sunday January 9, 2022 at 10:43 AM

Delmas Conley was my son's number one hero and mine. Forty some years ago we went to Delmas's race shop to fashion a pine wood derby car after his race car. Our car was a total success. We won about every appearance contest that we entered. The car was not as fast as we had hoped for, but it wore the number 71 proudly. The car is still on display at my son's home. That day he sat Jason in his race car & it was an experience we will never forget. Some years back at Atomic Speedway, the first three finishers in the feature all had the same numbers (71, 71R $ 71C). It was Dad and his kids. What a great night for the "Dale Earnhardt of the Dirt " and he will be loved-not forgotten.
Shon Williams
Saturday January 8, 2022 at 6:08 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the family. I loved going to PRP to watch him race he was one heck of a driver and was one of the most kind people ive ever met would strike up a conversation with anyone .Delmas will sure be missed by me and also a ton of others. My condolences
Carlton and Chad Smith
Saturday January 8, 2022 at 12:45 PM

Our prayers go out to all of the Conley family. We will truly miss Delmas and his tough but fair competitiveness that he showed us and everyone else. We are glad that we were able to see first hand what the meaning of dedication and fairness is all about. Thanks for everything you gave to the sport we love so much. God Bless.
Jim and Donna Montavon
Friday January 7, 2022 at 9:29 PM

Delmas and I worked together at Lang's farm. Over the years he was kind and generous to the Robert Montavon family.we send our prayers and condolences to the family. Jim and Donna Montavon, Modesto, California
James and Wanda Taulbee
Friday January 7, 2022 at 6:35 PM

We are so saddened by the passing of our friend, Delmas. The precious memories that we shared over the years will be cherished always. Racing will just not be the same without him. How could it be? He had a gentle spirit and a contagious smile. We find peace knowing that he ran the race of a well lived life. We lost a dear friend; heaven has welcomed him home to eternal life. Thankful and blessed to have such a dear friend. May his family find peace and comfort knowing he is in God's caring hands.
Rhonda Joseph & Summer Salyers
Thursday January 6, 2022 at 6:56 PM

Summer and I send our never ending Love to you all during this time. Delmas always will be remembered as such a humble and kind man to whine we are able to call a friend as well, He will always be in our hearts. Sending Prayers and Much Love to each of you.
Duane Miller
Thursday January 6, 2022 at 6:03 PM

My deepest sympathies to the Conley family. Delmas gave me some of the best memories of my childhood and adult life. Forever 71?
Jenifer Galloway
Thursday January 6, 2022 at 4:34 PM

Prayers for the family. Todd always enjoyed watching him race. Always respected him as a friend and a business man.
Richard Neu
Thursday January 6, 2022 at 3:33 PM

I am so so very Sorry. To hear this news. He was the Best of The Best. No body could beet him. Racing is not gonna be the same this summer.
J.Rod Tallman
Thursday January 6, 2022 at 1:51 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the family on your loss.Chuck Harper 00H
Roy, Sally, Rick Salt
Thursday January 6, 2022 at 1:22 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with the whole Conley family. Rip Delmas.
Phil & Peggy Pertuset
Thursday January 6, 2022 at 9:53 AM

Our deepest condolences to the Conley Family on the loss of such a dear loved one. It was an honor and privilege to know him and call him our friend. I will miss him more than anyone knows at the racetrack, seeing that big smile. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most sorrowful time. Phil & Peggy Pertuset
Jason Shain
Thursday January 6, 2022 at 9:20 AM

Gabby and I send our love and prayers. Delmas was so special to us both!!! We will cherish all the wonderful memories we shared with Delmas and Norma.

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