Kenneth Wayne Conkright

Feb. 20, 1965-Dec. 1, 2021


Kenneth Wayne Conkright, 56, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, due to complication of lung cancer, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. 

He was born Feb. 20, 1965, at Crawfordsville, to Robert and Barbara Newkirk Conkright.

He was retired as a shift maintenance technician at Closure System International. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He was a well know “shade tree mechanic” and loved his friends and family.

He was married to Tracy Leslie, she survives. Also surviving are his children, James (Macy) Conkright, Ashley (Cole) James and Amanda (William) Beebe; brothers, Robert (Julie) Conkright and Steve (Trixie) Conkright; sisters, Janet (Bill) Stephenson, Nina Hopkins and Cathy (Dan)Turpin; and 10 grandchildren, David Long, Emery James, Mayleigh James, Tracy Long, Reminton Peters, Bristol Peters, Liam Beebe, Mason Conkright, Micah Beebe and Presley Conkright.

He was preceded in death by his parents; aunt Betty Newkirk Graves; uncle Donald Newkirk; as well as lifelong best friends, Tom Kelsey and Mark Addler.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with Pastor Rich Fuller officiating. Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Cremation will follow the service.

In the famous words of Tom Kelsey, “I did not die of COVID.”

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