John William Conkel Sr.

August 6, 1934 - April 19, 2021

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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.


Christie Lightner - Apr 22, 2021
So sorry for our lost he was a good man .we will always love u grandpa
Judy Paul - Apr 22, 2021
I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for John’s family & friends. I know words will not heal a broken heart. So I will pray for peace, comfort , joy & blessings be sent your way... Rest in heaven John, Rest In Peace...
Jane (Fabin)Jones - Apr 20, 2021
My heart goes out to all uncle Johns children I remember him very fondly when I was growing up and use to see him often.even though I haven’t seen him in many years when I did see him last he still had his boyish smile fly hig uncle John say hi to mom for us and the rest of the family 💖💖💖

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