Clyde C. Conkle
MOUNT VERNON — Clyde C. Conkle, 75, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at his residence following an extended illness.
Clyde was born Feb. 12, 1933, in Danville to Irvin L. and Edith E. (Hall) Conkle, attended Mount Vernon City Schools and spent most of his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. He served with the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 where he spent most of his time in Germany. Clyde retired in 1978, after 35 years employment, at the Continental Can Co. in Mount Vernon, where he had been employed as an extruder operator in the laminating department.
Clyde joined the Howard Christian Church in 1969, where he served as a deacon
and helped any way he could.
Surviving are his wife, E. Joan (Staiger) Conkle, whom he married Oct. 10, 1953; three daughters, Debora (Kraig) Waggoner, Kay (Jeff) Laroche and Jackie (Joe) Robbins, all of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Jamie Payne Hall, Jason (Christy) Payne, Joey Robbins, Justin Robbins and Jared Robbins; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl (Bernard) Mortimer of Mount Vernon and Grace (John) Thompson of Centerburg; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph Conkle, Larry Conkle, Harold Conkle and Carl Conkle; four sisters, Leota Baker, Mae Albert, Mable Albert and Jean Albert; and a granddaughter, LeeAnn Waggoner.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. with Mr. Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow at Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Howard Christian Church, Hospice of Knox County or the American Lung Association. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Snyder Funeral Homes are honored to serve the family of Clyde C. Conkle.