Wilton "Will" Elwick Sr.

February 6, 1938November 25, 2012

Mr. Wilton "Will" Elwick, Sr., of Texarkana, passed away November 25, 2012 in a local hospital. Mr. Elwick was born February 6, 1938in Collinsville, IL. He was a Methodist and a veteran of the U. S. Navy.

Mr. Elwick was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia McDaniel and a great granddaughter, Isabel Elwick.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Elwick of Texarkana; daughters, Carole Upchurch of Black Hawk, MS and Rita Casey of Lake Dallas, TX; sons, Bobby Elwick of Atlanta, TX and Wilton Elwick, Jr., of Texarkana; five grandchildren Thomas Short, Todd Short, Chris Elwick all of Texarkana, Erin Coats of Atlanta, TX., and Ben Casey Jr. of Lake Dallas, TX; three great grandchildren Wyatt Elick of Texarkana, Joel "Rue" Short of Texarkana and Rhett Simpson and one on the way; two brothers Don Gerstenecker and Gary Elwick both of Collinsvillel, IL.

Memorial service will be 2 PM Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Chapewood Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Robert Mularski.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wilton "Will" Elwick Sr.

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December 3, 2012

I have known Will for more than 50 years. We were in the same home room at Collinsville High school and were best friends and hung out together often. We had a good time at our 50th and 55th class reunion.I will miss seeing Will again. I know he is in the hands of the LORD and will have everlasting life.The family has my sincere sympathy for your loss.
Larry Fricke, Highland, Illinois

Anthony[Grizz] Grisolano

December 2, 2012

Our condolences to the family.Wilton and I were from the graduating class of 1956.

Dorothey Brown

December 2, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you. There are no words to take away your hurt but it helps to know others care. I care and love you.

Amy Nicklas

December 1, 2012

Wilton will be greatly missed, forever cherished, and always remembered. With love --Amy and Tori Nicklas

Pattie Walters

December 1, 2012

Rita, you are in our thoughts,heart and prayers!! We love you!!

Tim & Janet Odle

December 1, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Elwick family. You will be missed by many .

Shawna Green

December 1, 2012

I'm glad I was able to meet you. You were such a great and loving man!! You will be missed greatly!!

November 28, 2012

Robbie & Tina Williams from Licking,Mo

Kenneth & Jodie Rachel

November 27, 2012

We will miss you Greatly.
With lots of love