Frank Elkins, Sr. went to his new heavenly home on April 26, 2021 from complications of Lewy Body Dementia (diagnosed 2017). Frank and Chuck, his twin, were born on Christmas Day 1940 to Charles and Mary Elkins. Frank joined his pets, grandparents, parents, daughter-in-law (Penny Elkins), brothers Chuck(Ella Mae), Leonard(Susie) and other relatives in heaven.
Frank wore many hats (literally!). You might have known him as the Coke Man, the Pepsi Man, the Cookie Man or the Canteen Man. He was a vendor for 40 plus years servicing various establishments-his last being Union Hospital and the surrounding area. Frank and his wife, Sally Sue, shared many projects and adventures during their 45 years together. Frank loved to fish, garden, cut and split wood and watch ball games, especially his Chicago Bears. He was always fixing things, helping people, and he never met a stranger. He was the true definition of a good man!
The family would like to thank Springhill Village and Kindred Hospice for their kindness in allowing family to say their goodbyes. Loved ones were with Frank 24/7 the last week when he was unable to talk, but by his actions, he knew us.
Frank is survived his wife of 45 years, Sally Sue, 1 sister, Wilma Deloris (Susie) Graves of Terre Haute, 3 sons and 3 daughters (all of Terre Haute and West Terre Haute): Frank L Elkins, Jr., Randy (Rudy) Elkins, Scott Elkins (Jamie), Mary Ann Rogers (Johnny), Kim Tanner (John Mahalek), Lorre Mishler (Bret). He also had 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Grandchildren are: Nicole Webb (Derrick), Wade Elkins (Christina), Frank Elkins (Morgan), Darrin Ramirez, Misty Minor, Mayce Elkins, Anna Elkins, Chelsea Elkins, Scottie Elkins, Johnny Rogers, Jr., Penny Rogers, Jake Tanner (Tammy), Kaitlin Walden (Matthew), Geoffrey Webb (Elena Mnayarji), Gillian Webb, Nolan Mishler, Derrick Mishler, Madalaine Horky (Schuyler), Megan Mishler (Graham Hughes), Annie Mishler.
Visitation will be Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 2-4pm at World Gospel Church, 900 Gardendale Road, Terre Haute. Services will be immediately following in the sanctuary with Pastor Ben Burdick presiding. In Lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Terre Haute Humane Society or World Gospel Church. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Fitzpatrick Funeral Home of West Terre Haute. Frank’s ashes will be lovingly held by his wife, Sally Sue, until the time that they can be reunited. Please smile when you think of Frank!
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