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Anthony Brook Elkins, age 68, of Portage, IN, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. He was born on October 9, 1948 in Verdunville, WV to Leonard and Nina (Eden) Elkins, whom preceded him in death. Tony is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Sandra (Funke) Elkins; sons: Larry Spiller, Joe Elkins; daughters: Lea (Denny) Cheatham, Shirley (Joe) Kasper, Wendy (Corey) Schnarr, Tina (Tim) Clark; brother, Claude "Les" (Theresa) Elkins; sisters: Deanna Howard, Susanne (Jack) Greenwood, Glenna (Delbert) Lunsford; brother -in-law's: Gary (Maggie) Funke, Jim (Carol) Funke; 11 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Linda May; brother, Dannie Elkins. Tony was a retired truck driver of 43 years and a United States Air Force veteran. He was also a Deacon at Evangelical Covenant Church of Portage. Tony enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, and target shooting. He was a great story teller but most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends especially the grandkids and of course chocolate cake was always involved. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Evangelical Covenant Church, 5051 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368 with Rev. Michaile Broadnax officiating. Burial to follow at McCool Cemetery in Portage. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com
Published on July 25, 2017
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