Lawrence Elkins Sr.

May 21, 1924September 24, 2013

Lawrence Elkins, Sr. 89, passed away September 24, 2013 at Robley Rex VA Medical Center. He was born on May 21, 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Jesse Clay and Bessie Mae Elkins. He was retired as a supervisor with Ford Motor Truck Plant and was a Veteran in the United States Army. He was a highly decorated WWII Veteran serving in the 773rd Field Artillery division. He was listed in the “Golden Book of Soldiers” in Verdun, France. He enjoyed golfing, swimming and horse racing.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wives, Helen Rinehart Elkins, Catherine Yeary and Elkins.

He is survived by his children, Lawrence Elkins, Jr. and Beverly C. Elkins; a grandson, Christopher Wayne Kyser Jr. and former wife, Mary Colemore.

A celebration of his life will be conducted Friday at 10 am at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road with burial at 1pm at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff. Visitation will be from 2-8 on Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • Celebration of Lawrence's Life Friday, September 27, 2013

Lawrence Elkins Sr.

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kev neal

July 14, 2014

I'm sorry for your loss Bev...He is at rest now..

Dwayne Adams

July 14, 2014

I am sorry for your loss. You were a wise person. May your soul rest in Peace

Bobby Craven

September 26, 2013

Farewell to a "True Gentleman". I am blessed to have known you. May you Rest in Peace.

Stanley Rinehart

September 25, 2013

Only great memories. You made my mother truely happy.

September 25, 2013

May your soul rest in Peace and thank you for your service to our country!
A Vet friend