John Robert Elkington, 85, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 at his
residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 30, 1933 in
Princeton, NJ, a son of the late William and Laura Lee Elkington.
He was also predeceased by his siblings, Ethel Tart and Alice Harvey.
In New Jersey he was called “Bobby”, in South Carolina he was called “John
Bob”, but to his family he was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and
friend to all. He worked with JV Skillman for many years and also Palmer Square
Management as a supervisor until his retirement. His hobby was racing pigeons
where he was very successful, winning many competitions. He also was involved in
releasing the pigeons at funerals and other events.
Mr. Elkington is survived by his wife, Helen Ann Trasak Elkington; children, John
William and James Robert; grandchildren, Kristina, Sabrina and Stephen Elkington
and many other family and friends who will miss him.
A Graveside Service will be held 11:30am, Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Hillcrest
Please sign a guestbook at watsonfuneralservices.com.
Watson Funeral Services and Crematory, 2300 Hwy 378, Conway, SC is serving