ELKES, Raymond Willard, age 80, of Temple Terrace, FL, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014. He was born on January 13, 1934 in Tampa to his parents, Osbon Elkes and Jocelyn Wheaton Elkes. Raymond was the second of three children. He married Florene Armstrong in Joanna, SC on January 22, 1952. They had one child. He served on the Presbyterian Mission Field in Congo, Africa. Raymond was an Elder of Terrace Palms Community Church. Raymond will be remembered by his loving wife of 62 years, Florene and their daughter, Judy P. Vining (Judson); grandchildren, Jason Vining and Jennifer Rivera (Luis); three great-grandchildren, Tyler & Stephen Vining and Brynnley Rivera; brother, O.R. "Buster" Elkes and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lillian Martell. The family will receive friends, 6-8 P.M., Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Blount & Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel. A memorial service will be held, 11 A.M., Friday, March 28, 2014 at Terrace Palms Community Church, 9620 Davis Rd, Tampa, FL 33637. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Raymond's memory to: Terrace Palms Community Church, please include "Missions Discretionary Fund" on the memo line of your check. Words of comfort may be expressed at blountcurryterraceoaks.com.
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Published in TBO.com on Mar. 26, 2014