Margaret Simpson Conkin, 87, of Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born May 7, 1926, she was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and special friend. She also loved and enjoyed her church family at Glenwood Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Cletus V. Conkin? her parents, Clyde and Ellen (McCracken) Simpson; and four brothers, Fred Simpson, Floyd Simpson, Walter Simpson, and Ray Simpson.
Survivors include her children, Linda Owens, Marie Roberts and husband Leighton, Johnny Conkin and wife Phyllis? brother, Clarence Simpson and wife Eve? sisterinlaw, Ruth Simpson? special nephew, Les Simpson? her beloved grandchildren, Brian Owens and wife Georgann, Bryant Owens and wife Rhonda, Michelle Brashears and husband David, Amy Lipe and husband Kevin, Kendra Morie and husband Jeff, and Adrienne Presnell and husband Jason; fourteen greatgrandchildren whom the sun rose and set in? and several other nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home, on Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m., with Dr. David Phillips and grandson, Rev. Bryant Owens, officiating. Special music provided by greatgrandchildren, Corey and Cameron Owens.
The graveside service will be held Friday, March 14, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend the service should plan on arriving at the cemetery no later than 10:45 a.m.
The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Margaret Conkin.