Funeral services for Mr. Robert "Bobby" Elkins, 87, of
Gainesboro, TN, will be held at 1 P.M. on Saturday, April 20,
2019, at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Pharris Cemetery in the
The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 P.M. - 8 P.M.,
and Saturday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Cookeville
Regional Medical Center.
He was born October 20, 1931, in Gainesboro, TN, to the late
Bill Elkins and Lena Elkins. He was married to the late Mildred
Lee Smallwood Elkins. He did janitorial work, and was a member
of the Church of Christ. He also served in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by
2 Brothers: Charles Elkins and Billy Elkins; and 3 Sisters:
Christine Cunningham, Elizabeth Young, and Jean Brown.
Survivors include 1 Daughter: Shirley Wade (Jackie) Mathis of
Gainesboro, TN; 3 Grandchildren: Shanna Mathis (John)
Anderson, Jeremy Mathis, and Joshua Mathis, all of
Gainesboro, TN; 4 Great Grandchildren: Titus (Brettianee)
Anderson, Elijah Anderson, Norah (Jon) Ledbetter, and Levi
Anderson; 1 Great Great Grandson: Silas Walker Anderson;
Brother-in-Law: Morris R. (Darlene) Smallwood; and Niece
and Nephew: Connie Young of Nashville, TN, and Ben (Donna)
Young of Gainesboro, TN, and other nephews and niece in
Bro. John Anderson will officiate at the services.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pharris Cemetery
Fund by contacting the funeral home.
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