Arthur Cecil Elkins

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“Ginny and family, Just read of this sudden loss of Cecil. We have many fond memories of our time together in Venice. So sorry to hear of your family...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Bill and Kris Dickau - Knoxville, TN

“Virginia, you should be so proud. You raised three lovely boys, Cecil, Seth and Shawn. You deserve a special cruise spot in heaven with Cecil......Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Marie Juntunen - VENICE, FL., FL

“I love and miss you Dad. We'll help Mom always. Thank you for teaching us the way. I won't loose it again. I know your happy and having a blast. I...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Heidi Zepeda - Lakeland, FL

“When I worked with Cecil in SRO unit, he was always friendly, upbeat and never down. You will be missed Cecil. Rest in Peace.Your friend Mark. ”
4 of 46 | Posted by: Mark Perrin - Sarasota, FL

“The few times I met Cecil, through work, he was friendly, outgoing and personable. I still have the Blue Knights pin he gave me years ago. He will...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Rob Martinez - Sarasota, FL

“Cecil it feels like yesterday that i met you, but in reality its only been a lil over a year! You made me feel like ive known you for years! You...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Travis Brown - North port, FL

“To Ginny Elkins and family: My deepest condolences and sympathy for the loss of your dear husband, companion, and wonderful father. My prayers and...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Chuck Schuurmans - Vancouver, WA

“You're in heaven now, Cecil, looking down on us (Hebrews 12:1). I'll see you again, someday, in eternity. I hated it when you threw the Frisbee too...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: me - an old friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Rest asured that he is resting in the arms of Our Lord and watching over all of you ”
9 of 46 | Posted by: Lora Lee Follett - MO

“Ooh Cecil! I love you! You always picked on me, always told me what was right and what was wrong. Always gave me little lectures and was always there...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Michaela Nickerson - Venice, FL

“Honey...I don' t want to leave you now. You will be in my heart forever...why now???. ”
11 of 46 | Posted by: Ginny Elkins - Nokomis, FL

“Brother Cecil, We admire you and think the world of you and your family! you were a role model to me and i will miss you dearly. I know our...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: David & Lynn - NY

“Cecil will be truly missed by all and his family should be very proud of everything he has done in his life, He was a great father,husband,grandpa...Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: Julie Gonzales - Vancouver, WA

“I only had the pleasure of meeting Cecil a few times when we got together for my husband's family visits. Cecil was one of those unique types of...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: Carolyn Callow Elkins - Ft. Myers, FL

“Daddy,i love you soo much! Not ready for you to be gone,even tho i know where you are and your ok! I LOVE YOU DADDY FOREVER ! Butterfly kisses!! ”
15 of 46 | Posted by: Heather marie Elkins Pietz - WA

“Ginny & Family,You and your family have suffered a great loss. May God grant you all peace. The Lord's loving arms now embrace Cecil, and his legacy...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: R. Hallman - FL

“Sean & my daughter, Marissa, attended UF & are members of Gator Christian life. I had met Sean junior year & saw him @ GCL church a few times. Sean...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: michele scanlon - melbourne, FL

“Will be sad to say good-bye to an old friend tomorrow. Cecil Elkins worked with us in the PAL program for several years. He was like a big kid...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Rae & Bob Woodward - Englewood, FL

“Dear Jenny and Family ,I will always remember Cecil having such a wonderful smile whenever Mike and I would see him. He was always up and had such a...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Mike and Sharon Schott - Sarasota, FL

“Love you ”
20 of 46 | Posted by: Shanon O'Brien (Elkins) - OR

“Uncle Cecil, I love you with all my heart. You will be dearly missed, but never forgotton. We will see eachother again, you can see mom and aunt Gail...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Shanon O'brien - Portland, OR

“John Dean is in the Marines and wanted us to relay a message to your family. Cecil was a mentor to John through school and scouts. He had a soft spot...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: John Dean - Venuce, FL - Student

“To the Elkins Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Cecil was a wonderful man and loved his family. Our heart goes out to all of you. Our thoughts...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Brian,Kathy,Brian Patrick,and John Dean

“I am so glad i got to see you again last summer. It is so hard to see family these days since our parents are all gone. I remember when you came to...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: Martha Christianson - Vancouver, WA

“I'm sorry that we cannot be there, but here is a small poem that I quite like: Broken Chain We little knew that day God was going to call your name....Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Jan McIntosh Schiernbeck - CO

“Cecil, Jesus decided to bring you home. And the Lord will now comfort your family in this great time of grief we all feel with your passing. Thank...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Kimberly Boyles - GA - Friend

“Cecil leaves an amazing legacy. He was a man who lived his life pointing to his saving faith in Jesus. He was not afraid to share his faith and was...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Kristin Mikarts - Venice, FL

“Ginny, Heath, and family, I am shocked to read about Cecil's passing. My thoughts are with you during this terrible time. Pattie Berryhill ”
28 of 46 | Posted by: Pattie Berryhill - Venice, FL

“I did not know you well, but we share the the same Grandchildren and I just wanted to thank you for teaching them how love and the sharing of oneself...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: Gerri Schlotterback - Sarasota, FL

“Jenny & Family, My heart hurts for your family... I pray that our "Precious Jesus" comforts you.... Cecil cared about our community, he was...Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: Vickie Williams - Venice, FL

“When I think about Cecil my first thought is his warm winning smile! Every time I saw him, I was greeted with that smile and a warm hug! And then I...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Tammy McCullough - Vancouver, WA

“I'm am sadden by the passing of Cecil. I will always remember his smile and great faith. I know he is with the Lord. We mourn the loss of a...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Irene Lynch - Sarasota, FL

“Words cannot express the lives Cecil has touched. We were blessed to have him at VMS/Oak Park South. Jenny and family please know that you all are...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Jean Shepherd - Venice, FL

“We were deeply saddened to hear the news of Cecil's passing on Tuesday. We have good memories of Cecil from soccer with Sean & VHS Band with Seth. ...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Sue Thompson - Venice, FL

“Jenny and family, You all have been in my prayers this week. I do hope you find some comfort knowing that Cecil is with his Father and looking down...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: Katie Smith - FL

“We are so sorry tohear about your husband's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything don't hesitiate to let us know. ”
36 of 46 | Posted by: lynda & Isaiah Muhammad - venice, FL

“Our deepest condolences to the Elkins family. We both worked with Cecil over the years and have extremely fond memories of him. Please know our...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Lynda & Skip Wood - Kissimmee, FL

“Cecil Our good and wonderful friend, we will most certainly miss your good natured smile and attitude. We know GOD is saying" Welcome home my good...Read More »
38 of 46 | Posted by: John and Shirley Jordan - Venice, FL

“We were sorry to hear of Cecil's passing. Everytime we see someone with a frisbee we will think of him. He always put the students first. Our...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Sandy and Marilyn Bowen - Nokomis, FL

40 of 46 | Posted by: MARY LOU FRANZETTI - Manchester, NJ

“I worked with Cecil at the Sarasota Sheriff's Office a few years ago. Cecil, you were always kind, thoughtful and ready to laugh or make someone...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Lorraine Dame - North Port, FL

“Cecil you will be sadly missed.. Your shoes will never be filled.May God be with your family at this time of sorrow...Ralph and Kari Ellingsen ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: Ralph and Kari Ellingsen - Venice, FL

“I am terribly sorry for the loss of Cecil. I have very fond memories of him through various parts of growing up. I can remember in 5th grade he was...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Rebecca Johns - Sarasota, FL

“Dear Elkins Family,We are so sorry to hear about Cecil's passing. His enthusiasm for life and his ability to make a personal connection with others...Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: Tim and Sue Gissal - Nokomis, FL

“All of Boy Scout Troop 77 mourns. Cecil and your sons were bright and happy memories at Troop 77 and we share your loss. ”
45 of 46 | Posted by: Mark Brewer - Venice, FL

“Jenny, So Sorry to hear of your lost. We were just with you a couple of weeks ago. We love you and you are in our prayers Bea ”
46 of 46 | Posted by: Bea & Willie Beckom - Laurel, FL

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Arthur Cecil Elkins, 61, of Nokomis, FL, formerly of West Virginia passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 14, 2012. Born on May 2, 1951 to George and Mabel Elkins, he served his country in the U.S. Army. Most recently he retired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. He also served as a School Resource Officer for many years at Venice Middle School. Cecil is survived by his loving wife Virginia Elkins, dear children Heather Pietz of Vancouver, WA, Heidi Ziepeda of Lakeland, FL, Heath Elkins of Sarasota, FL, Seth Elkins of Newberry, FL, & Sean Elkins of St. Petersburg, FL, and 12 precious grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sisters Tedie & Teri, and brothers George and Wally. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00pm Saturday, November 17th at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. A Celebration of his life and legacy will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, November 18th at Venice Church of the Nazarene, 1535 East Venice Avenue. Inurnment will take place on Monday, November 19th in Sarasota National Cemetery. To send condolences, please visit

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