BILLY JAMES ELKINS

Billy James Elkins 92, of Surgoinsville TN, Crackers Neck VA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his residence.

He was born Jan. 7 1927 son of the late Patrick and Dona Elkins. He spent most of his working career in the coalmines with Glenbrook mining. In his later years he worked as an electrician for A.F.G. industries in Church Hill, TN. He obtained his journeyman electrical class A certification from the I.C.S. He was a member of the Forest View Chapel Church where he was a deacon.

Mr. Elkins was preceded in death by his wife Lillian Elkins, his parents, and one brother Walter Elkins.

He is survived by his children Billy Wayne Elkins (Ina) of Church Hill, Kathy Barton (Jimmy) of Church Hill Sharon Thomason (John) Surgoinsville, David Elkins of Knoxville, TN, John Elkins Kingsport, TN, grandchildren Joseph Elkins, Karen Elkins, Melissa Greene, Shannon Childress, Lisa Ferguson, Joshua Barton, Angela Webb, Jason Thomason, Michael and Mathew Thomason, Jennifer Livingston, Jessica Dove, Jacob Elkins, Madison Elkins, 25 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren, other close relatives and friends.

The family received friends on Wednesday, June 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap. The committal service followed in the American Legion cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers. You may go online to view the obituary, sign the guest registry, or leave the family a condolence at www.holdingfuneralhome.com

Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve the Elkins family.

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