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David Rea Conkey

David Rea Conkey, 87, of Minford went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at SOMC Hospice. Born April 24, 1936 in Scioto County, a son of the late Thomas and Kathleen Coburn Conkey, he was a graduate of Portsmouth East High School and retired as a self-employed dump truck driver. In his early years he worked for COBA, Purina Feeds, Reinhardt Trucking and Schneider Trucking.

He was married to the late Ruth Ann Wells Conkey and is survived by three children, Tena Conkey of Peebles, Jennie (Bob) Kimble of Lucasville, Scott (Rhonda) Conkey of Lucasville; five grandchildren, Nicholas (Tasha) Kimble, Kala (JJ) Riley, Logan (Kara) Conkey, Heath Kimble, Kelsey Conkey; two great grandchildren, Hunter and Mason Riley; three step grandchildren, Enka Markins, Sean (Ciara) Berry, Kylie (Zak) Grossenbacher; three step great grandchildren, Lathan Markins, Bennett and Jack Berry. In addition to her parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two  brothers, infant Tommy Conkey, James Conkey; and two sisters, Wanda Wood and Nancy Chamberlin.

David loved the Lord and attended Rubyville Community Church and was a past Madison Township Trustee. There were three things he was sure to talk about, church, politics and cattle.

A special thanks to SOMC Hospice, PCU and Interim Home Care.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastors Calvin Ray Evans and Brian Baer officiating. Burial will be at Bennett Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.


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