James Elvin Conkin

Louisville, Kentucky

1924 - 2017 (Age 93)


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Conkin, James Elvin,93, "shrugged off this mortal coil" on Dec. 3, 2017. "He told all he knew, and more." He was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Glasgow, KY, to Rachel Pauline (Hicks) and Basil Conkin.He grew up in Louisville and found his life's vocation as a geologist, mentored under the guidance of...

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Not only a great professor, but a good friend and brother Marine. May he be welcome for the final muster to guard Heaven's gate. Semper Fi, Jim. Thank you for all you taught me. May God bless and comfort Barbara and the family.

My heart felt sympathy to the family of Dr. James E. Conkin. He was more than my geology professor; he was a mentor and friend. I enjoyed working with him during my years at U of L. He had me working on the fossil "Podolithus." I will never forget him.
Steve Davidson, BS Geology 1992.

Dr. Conklin, I am very glad that you had a wonderful time in your class. I never forget your warm heart!! Thank you very much from Tokyo!!

I worked in the UofL Geology Department Office from 1984 to 1992. I remember Prof. Conkin fondly and extend my condolences to his wife and family.

I was a student of Dr. Conkin, He was a good teacher and a very nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Take comfort in a life well lived.

God Bless
Prayers for the family
Kathy Brummett

Dear Barbara and Family, I am saddened to learn of your loss. I enjoyed the times spent at the Fossil Festival, each year, with you, Barbara & Dr. Conkin. I will remember you in my prayers. Mary Bedan- Clarksville Riverfront Foundation.

Family in front of the Conkin home