Born: August 16, 1943
Died: November 09, 2013
Howard Larry “Sonny” Elkins, 70, passed away Saturday November 9, 2013 at his residence. Sonny was born August 16, 1943 in Vincennes, the son of Robert and Ruby (Cochran) Elkins. He married Patricia L. Ruppel Springfield on July 21, 1978. Sonny worked and retired as a truck driver for Gary Tussey Trucking in Lawrenceville and attended the Salvation Army Church in Vincennes. He also was a member of the French Club.
Sonny is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia; daughters, Tamara J. Powers and her husband Ron of Bicknell and Billie Jo Neighbors of Edwardsport; step-sons, John Springfield of Vincennes and Doug Springfield and his wife Amy of Vincennes; eleven grandchildren; sister Brenda Blocher of Vincennes; and brother David Elkins of Vincennes.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Barbara Rehwald.
The family will receive friends on Monday November 11, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM Monday also at the funeral home with Major Tim Wilson officiating and burial following at Mt.Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.