Evansville, IN – David Alan Elkins was born in Jasper, Indiana on January 6, 1953 to Carl E. and Teresa M. Elkins.
He died on October 5, 2022 at the age of 69.
David grew up in Otwell, Indiana and then attended the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Evansville, graduating with both a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration.
He spent his entire career working in the Finance Industry, at American General Finance, Evansville ARC and Tulip Tree Health Care. He retired from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2019. He was an adjunct instructor for the University of Southern Indiana Health Services Department at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel and their daughters, Anne (Jon) Pankey and grandson, Zach of Suffolk, VA and Sarah (Brian) Mallow and grandchildren, Marley and Parker of Evansville.
There will be no public services at this time. A private family remembrance will be held at a later date.
Should you wish to make a donation in David’s memory, please do so to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at https://cholangiocarcinoma.org/ or to your favorite charity.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.
Rev. Doris Beckerman says
We have grieved with you and David through his time of trial with news from Marilyn and Gary. You and your family remain in our prayers now for your own spiritual healing. How blessed he was to be loved and cared for by you.
George and Doris Beckerman
ELDON SCOTT says
Ethel and family, so sorry to hear of Dave’s death. Have not been in touch for several years (I retired from AG in ’97 after the death of our son (age 29). He was a super guy and will always remember him. Perhaps I can share a remembrance. You guys had been to Gatlinburgh and had hiked to Rainbow Falls. He had (I think Sarah) on his shoulders and heard a noise. He looked back as she stated “BIG TEDDY BEAR” – think he said he really picked up the pace from there. We still hike down there occasionally and sometimes see bears and I always remember “big teddy bear”.
Eldon (and Margi) Scott
Karen Cooper says
David was a joy to know and have as a student—and our paper boy for a time. I am very sorry for this loss to his wife and family, and the many friends. Condolences to all.
Beth Sailer says
My heart is heavy sharing the loss of Dave. You and your family are lifted in prayer as God wraps you in his comforting embrace. My condolences go out to you.
Susie bender says
Well David made it to heaven! Bless his sweet family!!! GOD blew you all❤️
Russell Moore says
I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Dave was the best boss I ever had. He was a good mentor and a better friend. Although distance and life kept us from seeing one another very often, he was frequently in my thoughts. Hold onto to the good memories, they will help you find peace. Sending prayers for peace and strength to the Elkins family.
Amy Steiner McCullough says
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. David was always like a father to me and I know I mad him just as mad as Anne and Sarah sometimes! I could always tell by how red his face and ears got! However, he was always present and always a great role model for me. I will never forget our trip out west and my favorite picture of the two of us in Boulder, CO on the front porch of a place we stayed and his silly hats I was so intrigued by at the time. Much Love!!!!
Janet Kilbane says
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sharri Herriott says
Dan and I are very sorry to hear about David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dan McCarty and Sharri Herriott-McCarty
Will Hine says
Betsy and I are so sorry to hear about David’s Death. He was a wonderful person and friend. We were blessed to have known him.. You and the family are in our Prayers and Thoughts….
Will and Betsy Hine
Linda K Evinger says
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could hug you! I will be praying.
Beth Bonham says
I am so very sorry to learn of David’s death. May sweet memories of your life together fill the sad places in your heart. Peace be with you, Beth
Bobbie Hoebeke says
I am so sorry to hear that your beloved husband has passed away. You and your family are in my prayers for comfort and healing.
Barb Nichols Vickers says
Very Sorry to hear of David’s passing. Wishing You & Family Much Comfort & Love during this difficult time.
Jenny and Dan Schrii on eder says
David will be sorely missed. Ethel, you chose such a wonderful partner to walk beside you. Such a good husband, father and grandfather. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending Love and prayers To you and your family.
Jenny and Dan Schroeder
Gwen Barnett says
So sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Gabriela Wilson says
I am so very sorry about your loss! Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.🙏🙏🙏
Peggy Graul says
I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. You and all your family are in my heart and prayers.
Love to you,
stephan (SLICE) kalinowski says
Dave will be sorely missed by T.G R. family.