Scott D. Conklin Sr, of Hutchinson Kansas, has passed away after a brave battle with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. According to his obituary, he died December 8th, at Hospice House in Hutchinson while surrounded by family.

Most know him as the 'face' of Conklin Cars.

According to a tribute page titled: 'Class of 1978 Hutchinson High School Memorial', Conklin graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1978 and KU with a Bachelors of Business Administration. 

Conklin's obituary posted by Elliott Mortuary and Crematory reads: 

"After graduating from KU, he returned to Hutchinson to work in the family business alongside his father and brothers, becoming a partner in 1982. On July 23, 1983, Scott married Kathryn Meeks of Kirkwood (St. Louis), MO. They enjoyed 39 years of marriage.

Scott became the “face” of Conklin Cars around 2005, taking over the advertising after his father passed away, though never becoming comfortable with the attention that brought. He served in various ways in the community, most recently serving on the board of the Hutchinson YMCA. While the family had a dealership location in Kansas City, MO, he served as president on MainCor, a revitalization and economic development board in the area. Gardening was a passion of Scott’s; he loved all kinds of plants and landscaping. Scott was an active member of Grace Bible Church, Hutchinson, where he led the ministry of Grace for Orphans. The church was where he most desired to serve due to his strong faith in the Lord Jesus Christ."

The funeral service for Mr. Conklin will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 15th at Grace Bible Church in Hutchinson. A private family burial will take place following the service in Memorial Park Cemetery. 

His obituary says his service will be livestreamed here.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Grace Bible Church (to benefit the Grace for Orphans program) or the Hutchinson YMCA, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.