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ELKINS, Sr., 75
MULBERRY - Richard Earl Elkins, Sr., 75, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013, as a result of heart failure.
Mr. Elkins was born January 6, 1938 in Hewett, WV. He and his family moved to Mulberry in the late 1970s. Mr. Elkins was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army. He was employed, for much of his life, as a truck driver.
Mr. Elkins is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Lucille Tabor Elkins; son, Richard Elkins, Jr. and his wife, Lisa; daughter, Rhonda Craig and her husband, Bob; sister, Wanda Hanks and her husband, Jack; brother, Bud Elkins and his wife, Lou; 2 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.
Mr. Elkins' family will receive friends Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 10am-12pm at Lakeland Funeral Home at 2125 South Bartow Highway in Lakeland. A celebration of his life will follow at 12pm with Bill Ross officiating. Interment will be conducted at Oak Hill Burial Park. Condolences may be made to the Elkins family at
Lakeland Funeral Home
2125 Bartow Road
Lakeland, FL 33801
Published in Ledger from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2013