Charles William ‘Bill’ Conkright

February 22, 2010

Charles William ‘Bill’ Conkright 82 of Frankfort, IN, died February 22, 2010 at his home. Born December 17, 1927 in Lebanon, IN to Walter & Mary (Hayes) Conkright. He married Shirley Jean Feaster on August 7, 1949 in Lafayette, IN and she passed away on January 21, 2008. Mr. Conkright was a 1945 graduate of West Lafayette High School and lived in Lafayette and West Lafayette before moving to Frankfort in 1965. He was owner/operator of Conkright’s Sporting Goods and Conkright’s Wholesale Trophies, retiring on January 30, 1986. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served from January 1946 to January 1948. His memberships include; St. Matthew United Methodist Church and formerly Chairman on the Board of Trustees, Rotary, Frankfort Country Club where he was past President in 1983, former member of Moose Lodge and the American Legion, was formerly active in the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce where he was Chairman of Retail Division. Mr. Conkright was an avid golfer.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will Thursday, February 25 from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

2 sons: Gary (Marilyn) William Conkright of Naperville, IL and Jeffrey Lynn Conkright of Costa Rica 2 Brothers: Dick Conkright of Lafayette and John Conkright of Belleville, IL 3 Sisters: Jane Thompson of Lafayette, Sendy Etter of Fishers and Carol Higgs of Fishers 3 Grandchildren

Preceded by:

Preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Linda Diane Conkright, 2 brothers, Eugene and Roy Conkright and 1 sister, Doris Harris


16 Condolences for “Charles William ‘Bill’ Conkright”

  1. Jeannie (Jaggers) Leggett February 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your father & brother. I enjoyed having him as a neighbor and friend, and I will miss him very much.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    God Bless, Jeannie Leggett

  2. Carolyn Grinstead February 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I didn’t know your dad, but wanted to send my sympathies. Our parents are leaving us so quickly now. Cherish your memories and pass on the good stories – they deserve to be heard.

  3. Jim Osbon February 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    To The Conkright Family,
    Bill was a dear friend of mine, we used to sit and chat all the time, he was a genuine friend and those types of friends are hard to come by. I will miss our chats and will miss Bill very much. Bill spoke of his children all the time, he loved you so much and he loved Shirley with all his heart. The entire Conkright Family is blessed to have had such a WONDERFUL person in their life.
    I apologize for not attending the calling or funeral as I have had back surgery 5 days ago, but rest assured I will be thinking of my friend Bill !!!!

  4. Tony Kenner February 24, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Please allow me to offer my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your father, brother and uncle. The Conkright family are in my thoughts and prayers…TK

  5. Byron Jacobs February 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Gary, I am sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember a lot of fun times on Melody Lane. Your dad always had a great smile, and time to talk. Peace be with you and your family.

  6. Dave Ricker February 25, 2010 at 12:13 am

    My condolences in the loss of your father. I always enjoyed going into his store for a new pair of shoes, a personalized shirt, and even a pole to pole vault with! I know my dad always thought a lot of your father.

  7. Shirley Ricker February 25, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Butch and I had known the Conkright’s for a long time. Butch and Bill played a lot of golf together. You have my deepest sympathy.

  8. Shirley Johnson & family February 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    To the Conkright family,
    You have our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. You’re always in our thoughts.

  9. Brad & Mary Blickenstaff February 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    To Gary and Jeff,
    We are sorry that we cannot attend in person but want you to know that we thought your dad was a great guy .He has gone to be with your mom again. We used to love going into the store and shooting the breeze and buying stuff. I played a lot of golf and went on several fishing trips with him. He will be missed.
    Our condolences, Brad & Mary

  10. Dave & Nancy Neumayer February 26, 2010 at 8:37 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss having Bill joining us for occasional breakfast after church and many rounds of golf we played together. He was always a delight. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Jenny Slipher Neal February 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    My sympathies to you for the loss of your Dad. He was a nice man. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  12. Steve Blickenstaff February 27, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Jane and I are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I can remember him like it was yesterday, walking into the store and being greeted by both your mom and dad, and seeing every piece of sporting equipment known to man! He was such a nice man; always smiling, caring, and attentive to everyone with whom he came in contact. I have such pleasant memories of him.
    Hope you and your family, and Jeff, are doing well.

  13. Dave Blickenstaff February 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    My deep sympathy and condolences to Gary and Jeff, your father was a great man and always fun to be around in the store or at your home growing up. I can’t imagine the loss you feel but know his memories and smiles will always be with you. My best wishes for you both.

  14. Robert (Bob) Muir February 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Sorry to hear about your father’s death. My condolences to you and the rest of his family; you are all in my prayers. Bob

  15. Carol Kingery Hamilton March 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Cannot believe I am again sending you condolences on the loss of a parent. As you know, we loved visiting with your parents on Friday nights at the country club bar for dinner. Your dad and mom were quality people, as are you and Marilyn. Please give her a hug for me. Carol

  16. Teri Conner March 2, 2010 at 11:47 am

    My mom and dad, Bill and Ellen Gosewehr, were good friends with your parents. We are all saddened by your loss. Our condolences to you and your family.
    Bill and Ellen Gosewehr
    Sam and Teri Conner

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