Van “Poppy” Conder

Van "Poppy" Conder

Born in Parsons, TN on April 3, 1925

Departed on September 15, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Van “Poppy” Conder, age 95 of Gallatin, TN, passed away September 15, 2020.  Mr. Conder was born April 3, 1925 in Parsons, TN.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Olber and Emma Doyle Conder; wife, Graple Conder; sisters, Clora Arnold (Howard); and Fonnies Conder (Oneida); brothers, Huey Conder (Judy) and Hershel Conder (Doris).  He is survived by daughter, Carol Conder Pickle (Gary); granddaughter, Joy Mehorczyk (Gary); great grandchildren, Caleb Joshua Nixon and Emma Mehorczyk; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Conder was a veteran of WWII where he served in the U. S. Navy.  He was a member of King Solomon Lodge #6 F & AM and Al Menah Shrine Temple.  Also, he was a member of House of Grace Assembly of God Church and American Legion Post #17.  He retired as a truck driver for TVA.

Funeral Service and Masonic Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19th from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Todd Alexander officiating.  Visitation will be 12:00 noon until time of service.  Interment will be in Crestview Memory Gardens.

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be submitted at  (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555


  1. Janet M Woodard September 15, 2020 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Bro Connor was a great man. I have known him for more than 50 years. Carol my prayers are with you. RIP BroVan

  2. Janet Woodard September 15, 2020 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Carol sorry for your lost

    My prayers are with you. HE’S Walking on those streets of gold.

  3. Pamela Navarra September 16, 2020 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Carol we are so sorry for your loss. Van was such a sweet person. Phil and I always enjoyed our talks with him after church. You and your family will be in our prayers. So good to know God is even closer to us during times like this.

    God is with you, Phil and Pam

  4. bryan keith sirls September 16, 2020 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    So SOrry. So many good memories of Opryland, 4th of july, flea markets, banana trees , bird houses and the gardens Prayers

  5. Uretta Lail September 16, 2020 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Pitts and his wife Graple were super friendly and kind. I remember family reunions with them. So sorry Carol for your loss.

  6. Mickey T Mays September 16, 2020 at 2:39 pm - Reply


    So sorry, A wonderful Uncle I have known for 79 years. Praying for you and your family
    Mickey Taylor Mays

  7. Lisa Langford and the Keith Family September 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    What a great man, Carol! Our family would like to express our sincere condolences to you during this difficult time. We will keep you, Joy, and Caleb in our thoughts and prayers!

  8. Ray and Cathy Young September 16, 2020 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Carol, so sorry to hear about Mr. Van. What a wonderful man.
    So many good memories of him.
    May God comfort you and your family

  9. Cleo Spears September 17, 2020 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Carol,Gary and family so sorry for the loss of your precious dad. Love and prayers Cleo and Shirley Spears

  10. Amy Faye September 19, 2020 at 1:04 am - Reply

    I sure have great memories of Uncle Pitts. He sure will be missed but is back home with his parents and siblings. I like to image them all sitting around laughing and telling stories. I know you’ll miss him dearly and I pray for comfort for you and your family.

  11. Donna Hayes September 20, 2020 at 5:37 am - Reply

    Carol I’ve just read about Uncle Pitts my heart is broken for you, but joyous in knowing that he is with Jesus and and Graple and Mama. Oh lordy, I wish I could be there for you,but I am in my heart please call me if you need to talk I love you dear with all my heart!!! Phone is# 910-8354014.

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