Donald Ray Elkins, Sr.

Born: Fri., Jan. 3, 1936
Died: Wed., Feb. 27, 2013


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Location: Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:30 PM Sun., Mar. 03, 2013
Location: Hill Funeral Home

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Donald Ray Elkins, Sr.

  Donald Ray Elkins, Sr., 77, of Chillicothe, entered Heaven Feb. 27, 2013 at Adena. He was born Jan. 3, 1936 the son of the late Romie and Louisa McCoy Elkins. He was also predeceased by his wife, Karen (Mead) Elkins; brother, Jimmy Elkins and son-in-law, Howie Payne.

  Surviving are his children, Donald (Tammy) Elkins, Paula (Ray) Lawrence, Sandi Payne, William Todd Elkins, Mathue Elkins, all of Chillicothe, Linda (Eddie) Burns of Gallagher, WV; sisters, Charlotte (Roger) McCormick and Yvonne (Wallace) Skeens and  Billie Elkins; 19 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

  He was the owner of D & K Bait shop for over 33 years, retired a Kenworth employee, and was a Korean Army veteran.

  Funeral services will be  Sunday, 2:30 p.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, Kingston.  Burial with the Ross County Honor Guard will follow in the Springbank Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hill's. Online registry at  The family would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of loving and support during his illness and support after the fire. A special thanks to the Intensive Care Unit at Adena Medical Center.

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Ronnie and Annette Strider
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
To all the children we are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Don was a great man and I remember the times we would go camping with all of you. Love you all and our prayers are with you.

Jody Kepp
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
To Donald, Tammy, and Family- So very sorry to hear of your loss. I will be praying for you!

Kelly Mettler
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
Paula, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Thinking of you and praying for strength and peace for your family. Hugs, Kelly

Rick & Camille Leadingham
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all during this difficult time.

We are thinking of you! With sympathy....

Rick & Camille Leadingham

Mark and Pam Krider
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
Don, Paula, Sandi, Linda, Todd, and Mathue:
We are sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We enjoyed getting bait and just talking to your dad. He will be missed.
Mark and Pam Krider

Robert & Dana Letts
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.

Robert & Dana

john clary
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
so sorry for your loss sandy and family i remember going to d&k baitshop when i was young and old now he was a great guy you could talk to and if you wanted anything he would order for u he will be missed sandy i worked with u a hills department store many years ago and now i work at ups as a driver.

Carl McGraw
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
The bait store isn't going to be the same without Don there. My condolences to all that knew and loved him. May he rest in peace.

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