August 6, 1934 - April 19, 2021
John William Conkel Sr., 86 Urbana passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 in Vancrest of Urbana.
He was born August 6, 1934 in Greenfield, Ohio, the son of Forest E. and Opal Rosalie (Mossbarger) Conkel.
John served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member the Free Will Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg. John was self-employed as a Master Electrician and taught at JVS, Springfield. Despite his gruff exterior, his heart was huge.
John is survived by children, John W. (Chris) Conkel II, Jean Mary (Herb) Herman, Linn (Tina) Payne, Jerry W. (Medie) Gamble, Larry (Tammy) Gamble, George Thomas Rice and Judith Marier Brewer; brother, David (Mary) Conkel; sisters, Mary Locke, Linda (Denney) Zirkle as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Linda (Haynes) Conkel; daughter, Lisa Ann; brothers, Charles and Stanley and sister, Geneva Jane Collins.
Guests are respectfully asked to wear masks and attendance will be monitored to ensure safety for everyone attending.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Ray Branstetter officiating.
Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Urbana.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.