George Conley is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) Specialist who practices in Pensacola, FL. He holds affiliations with Pensacola Veterans Administration Hospital and Apollos University.
He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and is a member of both the American Medical Association and American Academy of Otolaryngology.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood education is an integral component in preparing children for their futures, providing the basis for academic success, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health and strong communities.
Early learners are highly impressionable and hardwired to observe, imitate, experiment with and explore their environment. Therefore, early learning environments should prioritize providing young children with safe, stimulating and nurturing experiences.
National’s BAECE program equips students with the ability to nurture a child’s growth and development using active learning strategies like inquiry-based teaching, outdoor exploration, and play-based instruction.
Students enrolled in the program must also complete five hours of field experience for each class they take. This component of their education is essential, providing them with practical experience and developing essential skills and confidence to excel within the early childhood profession.
George Conley was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had an endless patience with his children and never raised a voice to them in disagreement.
He had a passion for sports and loved listening to country music. Additionally, he served as referee in both collegiate and professional basketball matches.
On July 4, 2017 he succumbed to heart failure; his funeral will be held today in Ashland, Kentucky.
Achievements and Honors
He received many honors for his accomplishments. As an innovator in satellite navigation, his inventions are still used today.
He was also a generous philanthropist, donating his fortune to the College and Ashland area.
He was honored at Christendom College’s commencement ceremonies on May 13 and 14. He received the Pro Deo et Patria Medal for Distinguished Service to God and Country and received an honorary doctorate from President Timothy O’Donnell during the ceremonies. During his address, he told the graduating class that their education at Christendom College had been the greatest gift they could receive; encouraging them to keep seeking knowledge and wisdom while keeping faith in the Lord as they embark on their new lives.
George was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who treasured time spent with family. He always tried to be kind and patient with others while teaching his children the importance of treating others the way they wanted to be treated.
He was an avid supporter of sports, especially football and baseball. Additionally, he loved listening to bluegrass and country & western music.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Flora Young Graddy Conley of Bartow; sons Wayne Graddy (Sherry) of Bartow; Dayne Graddy (Tina) of Dayton, TX and John Reynolds of Syracuse, NY; sisters Sue Lyon of Tampa; Barbara Temby in Sanford; Laura Spencer in Jacksonville; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Friends may pay their respects on Friday, January 4th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow.
George has amassed a net worth of $90 million as an NBA star due to his numerous sponsorship deals and signature shoe line that he launched with Nike in partnership.
He also launched his own customized hat line with New Era and has been an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, actively involved in his community.
He owns a 10,014 square foot 3-story mansion in Pacific Palisades, California which was purchased for $16 million in 2019. The house features an indoor spa, gym and swimming pool.