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Raymond Cecil Conkin

• Nov 12, 2019 at 3:10 PM

FALL BRANCH - Raymond Cecil Conkin, 72, of Fall Branch died at home on November 11, 2019. 

Isaiah 1:18

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as white as wool.

He was the son of James and Annie McGuire Conkin. He grew up on a farm and loved living in the country.

In 1968, he went into the military and spent a year in Vietnam fighting to represent our country. He was a decorated Army Veteran, returning home in June 1969 when he met the love of his life. They were married February 14, 1970 and spent almost 50 years together working, traveling, and raising the two children he loved dearly.

He worked as an electrician to provide for his family, but thrived on serving the Lord as a preacher and teacher of God’s word. He was saved at a revival and called to preach soon afterward. He was a wonderful teacher and preacher with a great ability to convey information and make the scriptures easy to understand.

He is survived by his wife: Carolyn Melton Conkin; two daughters: Charity and husband Gabe, and Melody; grandson: Ember; brother and wife: Howard and Wilma Conkin; sister: Omie Ruppard; sister and husband: Elizabeth and Kenneth Harmon; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Naomi Conkin.

The family will receive friends Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 1-3PM at Jeffers Funeral Chapel at Afton. The funeral service will follow visitation at 3PM in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Lester Morelock officiating. The graveside service will be held Friday, at 10AM at Mt. Home VA Cemetery. Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Thoughts and memories may be shared with the family atwww.jeffersmortuary.com

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