Kenneth Wayne Conkright

Feb. 20, 1965 – Dec. 1, 2021

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

He was born Feb. 20, 1965 in Crawfordsville to Robert & 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.

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

Survivors include his wife, Tracy; 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; 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 3 p.m. Monday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with Pastor Rich Fuller officiating. Visitation will be from 12-3 p.m. Cremation will follow the service.

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