In Memory

Rosser Elkins - Class Of 1964

Rosser Elkins, Jr. (Rod) age 73, died on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020. The son of Rosser and Melba Elkins, Rod spent most of his formative years in Riviera Beach, Florida where he was active in First Presbyterian Church.

Following his graduation from Florida Presbyterian College, he joined the newly formed Peace Corp, serving two years in India. As a classically trained oboist, he played in the Palm Beach Symphony and the Boca Pops for many years. Rod eventually moved to his mother’s family homestead in Uvalda, Georgia. He enthusiastically embraced all aspects of the community and enjoyed singing with local choral groups.

Rod is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, James Samuel and Debby Waddington Elkins and his nephews and niece: Michael Dillon, Isaiah Price, Robby Elkins, Nicole Elkins, and Kyle Elkins. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents and his only sister Anna Melba Elkins Rubyon.

A funeral service will be held at a later date. Rod was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

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11/05/20 12:08 AM #1    

Michael Gumula (1964)

Rod was a good guy , and a good tennis player. He and a number of us used to play at the courts in Lake Park.


Mike Gumula

11/05/20 05:23 AM #2    

Nancy Carr (Sharp) (1964)

Roddy was one of my best friends in high school.  He was smart, funny, talented and genuinely nice to everyone.  I am so sorry to hear this and he will be missed. RIP, Roddy.

11/05/20 10:17 AM #3    

Leonora Smith (Osterman) (1966)

I kept in touch with Rod and visited him over the years, as our families were neighbors on Singer Island until we both sold our homes and moved away from the area.  Rod had morphed into a goat farmer and lived what to me was an idealic life - clean air, healthy food, up with the sun, nature, dogs, ducks, nearest house several miles away, but where he and his  neighbors had families living there going back for generations.

He will be sorely missed.


11/05/20 10:27 AM #4    

Penelope Brown (Conlan) (1964)

I only have a few school memories but they are all good.  Interesting to read more about his life...RIP, Roddy.

03/08/22 10:57 AM #5    

Pamela Sykes (Ackerman) (1964)

A very best friend in high school.Many fond memories especially on band trips. Rod was always the epitome of a southern gentleman. Truly a great person.

03/08/22 05:30 PM #6    

Denise Wesloski (Luna) (1964)

Rod was a very sweet person❤️God speed

03/10/22 06:52 PM #7    

Joseph Nemeth (1964)

Roddy was a good friend throughout our time at RBHS. I am glad he lived his life to the fullest. May he RIP. 

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