Services for Richard Keith Conklin, 79, of Gatesville, will be held privately. Mr. Conklin honorably donated his body to science to advance medical research through Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center.
Richard Keith Conklin died on Friday December 23, 2022 at his home.
Mr. Richard Keith Conklin was born on March 22, 1943 to Isadora (Mann) Conklin and Sheridan Conklin in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was the youngest child who enjoyed baseball and wrestling. After graduating highschool in 1961 he started working at a hospital, then a lumberyard. In 1964, he became a proud father and worked to care for his family. In 1974 he found his soulmate, Amanda Conklin in New York, together they moved to Texas in 1983. They enjoyed hunting, fishing, Nascar, and traveling. Richard lived life on his terms.
He is preceded in death by his father Sheridan Conklin and his mother Isadora Mann Conklin. His two brothers Sherman Conklin and Edward Conklin. His three sisters Loaka Mann, Veronica Mann, and Rebecca DeGrote.
He is survived by his wife Amanda Conklin, his three sons, Richard Keith Conklin, Travis Spencer Conklin, and Kevin James Conklin. His five daughters, Cynthia Ann Conklin, Sonya Yvonne Leverton, Amanda Jean Wood, Emily Jane Halferty, and Jennifer Lee Conklin. He is also survived by his brother Daniel Conklin, his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to any County Animal Shelter.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Sabrina Young of Young's Daughters Funeral Home.