William Mark Elkins, 62, a resident of Slaughter, LA, and a native of Clinton, LA, died at his home on Olive Branch on September 19, 2013. He was a former employee of Louisiana State University, where he worked for 20 years, and he was currently employed with the US Postal Service, where he has worked for over 15 years. Visitation will be at Charlet Funeral Home in Clinton on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 5pm until 8pm and then on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 3pm until funeral services at 4pm, conducted by Dr. Fred Malone. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy Koserog Elkins; two daughters, Emily Diane Elkins of Houston, TX and Katherine Elizabeth Elkins of Slaughter, LA; and one sister, Gloria Elkins Gaar. He is also survived by his faithful adopted grand-dog, Pooter. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Poston Elkins, his father, Atterson Franklin Elkins, his brother, Gary Neil Elkins, and his sister Judith Elkins Watts. He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech and a member of the Lambda Chi Fraternity. He was a lifelong cattleman and you could find him in the hayfield when the season came around. Mark enjoyed fishing and taught both his daughters at a young age. His gardens were always plentiful and his love of outdoor photography showed just how much he appreciated nature. He was a simple, kind hearted man. In his last week here with us, Mark took a trip to TX to enjoy with his oldest daughter and left this earth while working on his youngest daughters deer stand. His wife and his daughters were his world and he gave them the most beautiful farm to grow on. They are and will forever be thankful for the time he allowed them to be a part of his life. Share sympathies, memories, and condolences at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, 2013