Al Elkins

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Mr. Al Durward Elkins age 86 of McMinnville, TN, died Sunday, June 25, 2017, at his residence. He was born June 26, 1930, in Cannon County, TN, was a retired employee with Chrysler-Plymouth Corporation, former employee of Alvin C. York VA Medical Center, served his country with the U S Army during the Korean War, and was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Elkins was preceded in death by his parents Issac Raymond and Virginia Eldora Mitchell Elkins, sisters Wanda Craddock, Gail Lawley, and Lila Dees, and brothers Gary, Layne, Vernon, and Raymond Elkins, Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years Clemmie Clarine Elkins of McMinnville, TN, sisters Mallie “Judy” (Allen) Bryson and Shirley (Johnnie) Bryson all of Woodbury, TN, sisters-in-law Paulette Ervin and Mickey Ervin all of Lynchburg, TN, and Joan (Royce) Sissom of Mt. Juliet, TN, several nieces, nephews, family members, friends, and beloved dogs Bruiser and Boomer.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 29, 2017, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Leoni Cemetery in Cannon County, TN. Military grave rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and the V.F.W. Post 5064. The Elkins Family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and again Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
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