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Thursday, December 7, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Memorial services are now set
A memorial service for Brooks William (Bill) Conover, III, will be conducted a 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 7, 2023 at St. Mark United Methodist Church.
Brooks William (Bill) Conover, III, 63, of Cleburne passed away October 25, 2023, after contracting a severe case of pneumonia. At his side were his spouse, Ken Miser, Jr., sister, Carol Conover McCord, and pastor, Lauren Christenberry, of Saint Mark’s Methodist Church.
Bill was born in Corsicana, Texas on December 28, 1959. During most of his childhood, he lived in the Rio Grande Valley. He attended high school in Cleburne, Texas where he became valedictorian and earned the Ball Scholarship to attend Baylor University. He earned his undergraduate and law degree at Baylor.
Bill began his law career with the Office of the Texas Attorney General in 1984 where he represented several state agencies. His most notable case was representing the state in its lawsuit against the KKK on behalf of the Texas Commission on Human Rights. He ultimately returned to Cleburne and opened his own practice, the Conover Law Firm. His practice primarily included criminal, family, and estate planning. He also handled general litigation and represented small cities. He was a litigator at heart and loved defending his clients in court.
In high school and throughout college he was active in the Texas Young Democrats, despite the strong Republican roots of his grandparents Nell and Brooks Conover, Sr. with whom he lived. During his lifelong involvement with the Democratic Party, he was a member of the state DNC several years, a past chair of the Johnson County Democratic Party, and a founding member and President of the Texas Chisolm Trail Stonewall Democrats.
Bill officially married his life partner, Ken, on April 11, 2013, in Seattle, Washington. They had an active life together sharing in their faith, family, politics, community, and dogs. For the past few years, Ken also worked at the law firm.
Bill is survived by his spouse, Ken Miser, his mother Betty (Fail) Powledge, his sister Carol McCord (Pat), his aunt Patti Conover Whiteside, and several cousins, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Nell and Brooks Conover, Sr., his father Brooks Conover, Jr., and his brother Gordon Conover.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Bill's name be made to the North Texas Humane Society, 1840 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76103 or to the charity of your choice.