David H. Conkel

November 1, 1949 - January 5, 2022

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David H. Conkel Sr., 72, of Urbana, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.

David was born November 1, 1949 in Greenfield, Ohio the son of the late Forest E. and Opal Rosalie (Mossbarger) Conkel. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. David was an electrician by trade and was currently employed with Sizemore & Son Builders. David was an avid Ohio State University football fan. He was a generous soul and enjoyed serving others. But most of all, he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

David is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 53 years, Mary Conkel; daughter, Michelle (Randy) Prater; sons, David H (Amanda) and Kevin D. (Jennifer) Conkel; grandchildren, Merinda (Zane), Braden, Linnae, Nathan, Elise, Dylan, Taylor, Trevon, Bailey, Draven, Mason and Christopher; sisters, Linda K. (Denney) Zirkles and Mary L. Locke as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, John, Charles and Stanley Conkel and Geneva J. Collins.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 12-2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. David Van Hoose officiating.

Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Linda Zirkles - Jan 18, 2022
Omg i can’t believe u gone not a day goes by that I don’t think of u . Still had a lot to do . U were my baby brother an I’ll miss u so much . Love you !!
Perry Payne - Jan 13, 2022
So sorry to hear about his passing. Mr. Conkle was one of my teachers at High Point. I always appreciated the support in class but also the extra mile in supporting school clubs and functions.
Robert - Jan 12, 2022
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Dave. Dave and I worked together at the Ohio Hi Point Career Center , Dave will be missed and I\'ve lost a good friend and working colleague I had the privilege to work along side of and know....
Nub - Jan 8, 2022
Gonna miss ya uncle Dave. Highlighted memories: 1)your old green work van in the 70’s. Lots of overnight fishing out of that at pay lakes. 2)Remembering you getting pulled over by cops for speeding on 122 south of gratis... thought you was going to jail. 3)Your laugh. 4)The nickname you give several people when hollering at them = “pec...head”. 5)When I see a Pepsi bottle, you come to mind. Just to name a few. In your 70’s and still in construction..... Your were a part of a strong generation that created “ good times” for our generations to follow...... “Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times.”...(quote from an author by the name of G. Michael Hopf) Nub.
Pamela Peters - Jan 7, 2022
So sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. Very much enjoyed working with him during the building of our house. He gave me many suggestions and recommendations on electrical issues, one of which to this day I wish I had followed. He had a great sense of humor, always saying he was “old school.” RIP.
Teresa strunk - Jan 6, 2022
I no David for a long time it\'s sad that he passed away my heart gos out to the family

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