A. Conrad “Con” Banbury, 81, Russell, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 1, 1936, in Sawyer to Arthur and Virginia (Scott) Banbury. He was a 1954 graduate of Pratt High School, attended Colorado State University receiving a degree in Forestry and received a bachelor of art’s in music from Emporia State.

He married Joyce Berridge on Aug. 20, 1969, in Smith Center. He was the custodian at Trinity United Methodist Church for over 20 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and played in the Army Band touring Europe.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Martin Heaton, Salina and Michael Heaton, Winfield; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist, Russell; private family burial will take place at a later date.