Conrad “Connie” Harker Liston, 86, passed away unexpectedly on February 10, 2021. He was born June 8, 1934 to Shirley “Jack” Harker Liston and Iola “Pete” Liston in Jerome Hospital. Connie spent much of his youth hunting and fishing in the Clarkdale/Camp Verde area. He moved to Phoenix in 1941 and attended West and North High School. He was beyond delighted when he was hired on the Phoenix Fire Department in 1956, following in his father’s footsteps. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed deep sea fishing in Rocky Point, Mexico and hunting in Arizona and Mexico. In recent years, he loved spending summers in Pinetop with his wife and scores of friends. If you knew Connie, you knew his love for his family and many friends. He is preceded in death by his father Jack, mother Iola and brothers William and Jackie. His legacy will live on through his wife of 24 years, Sandra; his four children, Todd, Corey, Debbi (Shawn) and Stacey; six grandchildren, Andrian Neal (John), Nicolas, Mikayla, Maggie, Rose Stayce and Kamaryn; two great grandchildren, Alyssa and J.J; nephew and niece, Shane and Shanen (Micheal). Those that knew Connie will remember him as a loving, kind, caring man with a huge heart. He loved to sit and tell stories. No one was a stranger to him. He will be deeply missed by his family and cherished friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a funeral service held on Saturday, February 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800. E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. A private burial will take place at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations instead be made to the 100 Club of Arizona.
Online Obituary available at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com where you may also express Condolences and Hugs from Home.
My husband and I met Connie when we were on the same bowling league in the 1980’s. Such a gentle and kind man and always had a smile on his face. That wavy beautiful hair of his was the envy of everyone!! Sandy…I won’t be attending the service, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Connie the legion in our time, we’ll never forget you . You always seam to school us and consistently raising the bar on our fishing trips. Thanks for always treating us like your kids , your generosity , knowledge ,smiles ,stories, was always there! The noisy crew we had you could probably hear us from Pto lobos to Rocky Point
one of Connie’s famous Quotes that we yelled out, always will, and so hard to obeyed by is
“DO’NT HORSE EM !!” Oooo Connie those poor little Mexican kids that never got that bag of snickers bars..( not even one!!) They’re alright just like you say they would be. Connie when fishing gets tough for us could you send over a flock of birds, put a huge bait ball on the screen, a huge bait boil on the surface or just a beautiful beam of lite from up above. If any one asks up there who’s making all that noise, I know you’ll tell em Ooo those are my buddies fishing!!
Connie we love you! And already missing you!
Until we meet again to so me how to tie that knot (again for the 20 th time) Tight lines!!
To Connie’s Family. We are very sorry to learn of Connie’s passing. We are three siblings who as kids were neighbors to Connie and Carol in Phoenix till early 1966. As a couple they were great to all of the kids in the neighborhood. Connie being a young fireman and a nice guy was the best type of neighbor you could have. Even though we moved so long ago we never forgot our youthful impressions of a great guy. Dennis, Mary Chris and Danny Gorman