William Mark Elkins

Clinton, Louisiana


Clinton, Louisiana


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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.

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Mark, I remember all those fast trips back and forth to La Tech in the "Judge:="...the only day-glow orange car I ever rode in! Hope you are driving through heaven with the windows down....can't believe we just were talking about our ancestors a few weeks ago......you always had a great outlook...I will keep your family in my prayers............

Until we meet again...

Mark was a wonderful salt of the earth kind of guy, full of joy and life, never meeting a stranger. I will miss him dearly. My prayers are with his wife and girls whom he loved and spoke much of. May our good Lord wrap his loving arms around you three.

Istrouma post office send our prayers to the family. Great coworker.

I am deeply sadden by Mark's sudden departure. My prayers are with his family. I enjoyed working with him and will miss him.

Katherine and family,praying for your strength during this very difficult time.
May the sweet Holy spirit surround you with love

I pray that in this time of loss,
You'll feel God's love much more
And that you'll find your comfort
In the presence of the Lord
I pray God pours upon you,
His sweet amazing grace
And overflow your heart with peace
As you live in His embrace.

Mark was one of the good guys. We started at the PO together in 1998. We got to know each other quickly because of our Ethel/Clinton roots. I will truly miss him, especially that VOICE...lol. Mrs. Kathy,...

I am sorry for your family's loss. I have enjoyed knowing Mr. Elkins. My prayers are with you and your family.

My prayers are with you and your family at this time. Keep your head up and be strong. I never had the pleasure of meeting your father, but the one thing that I have always been told is how much he adored his girls. You will always have that to hold on to and know that he is watching over ya'll always.

Melanie Boudreaux & Devyn Chelette

You and your family have been in our thoughts & prayers. Reading his obituary, you can see the love your dad had for his family. Truly blessed to have such loving memories. Keep your faith & remember God will always be there for you.