Billy Joe Elkins, 86 of Ocklawaha, Fl, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 7, 2023. He was surrounded by his loved ones who will cherish his memory forever.
Our pillar of strength and fountain of wisdom.
Bill was born December 23, 1936 in Logan, WV, a son of the late Ada Rose Elkins and the late Fred Elkins. He was preceded in death by his sister Carrie Minton, brother Fred Elkins and sister Sue Gingise.
Bill is survived by his wife of 66 years, Juanita Cochran Elkins, his children Rick (Rita), Rod (Odalys) and Tammi (Scott),
thirteen great grandchildren.
Bill was a beloved grandfather and took great pride in his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His family was the center of his world and he loved nothing more than spending time with them.
In addition to his family, Bill had a deep love for his dog Rosie.
Bill was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church. He found great comfort in his faith and was a strength for those who knew him.
Bill's passing leaves a profound void in the lives of those who knew him. He will be remembered for his kind heart, unwavering faith and love of family.
The family would like to thank his neighbors and friends Ed, Darlene and Barbara for all your wonderful support over the last few months.
Memorial service will be conducted at 11am on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Memorial Baptist Church, Ocala, FL by Pastor Michael West.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice.