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Fred Collier Conkling

Fred Collier Conkling, 90 of Vernon, Texas
passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023, in
Vernon, Texas.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March
3, 2023 at 2:00 pm at First Methodist Church with
Rev. Anthony Inman o൶ ciating. Burial will follow
at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of
Sullivan Funeral Home.
Fred was born Wednesday, February 10, 1933
in Norman, Oklahoma. He was the son of the
late Walter Conkling and the late Ola Conlking.
He married Sandra Arrington on May 5, 1964 in
Vernon, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army and
was stationed in Korea where he worked in supply.
Fred was the owner and operator of Conkling
Jewelry for many, many years. He was a member of
First Methodist Church.
Fred is survived by his wife, Sandra Conkling of the home; son, Russell Conkling
of Vernon, Texas; brothers, Kenneth Conkling of McKinney, Texas and Billy
Conkling of Oklahoma; sister, Betty Parks of Wichita Falls, Texas; grandchildren,
Kendall Lacy of Wichita Falls, Texas, Chanie Conkling of Vernon, Texas, and
Caydence Conkling of Vernon, Texas. Fred also leaves behind several nieces and
Fred is preceded in death by his daughter, Cathie Elaine Bristo on April 28, 2022;
four brothers, John, James, Jerry, and Charles Conkling; one sister, Margaret Kear.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at
Sullivan Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to First Methodist Church or the Salvation Army.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.

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