Therman Elkins

By March 7, 2014 Obituaries


Therman M. Elkins, age 73, of Goose Creek, SC went to be with The Lord on March 6, 2014.  After retiring from Catepillar, he and his wife moved from Illinois to SC to be closer to family, but Therman found a great climate for gardening and ministering.  Active in their church, Metro North, he also spent considerable time with prison ministries, and was affectionately referred to as the minister of Walmart.


Survived by his wife, Janet of 51 years, daughter, Joanna Fox, and son David (Susan).  Grandchildren, Caitlin and Emma Fox, Kilby and Therman Elkins.  Brothers Curtis (JoAnn) Elkins, Kyle (Kathy) Elkins, Ernest (Gladys) Elkins and Lavada (Wayne) Coke.  Too numerous to name are the remaining flowers and garden vegetables he  cultivated.


The family will receive friends on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with funeral to follow at 4:00 p.m. at Metro North Church, 109 Central Avenue, Goose Creek, SC  29445.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the church.  But, the family would love receiving cards sharing memories of Therman.


  • Dan & Gayle Haas says:

    Therman, a man with a heart after God. He had the great ability of taking every day experiences of life and drawing spiritual analogies that challenged, encouraged, and inspired the hearers. He will be sorely missed by family and friends. Thank you, Therman, for loving Jesus and letting His light shine through your life!
    Very fondly, Dan & Gayle Haas

  • Georgine says:

    Humbled to have know Therman! Remembering him showing up at my home w/ a ’tiller to keep my young, fatherless boys busy gardening! He had the ability to anticipate a need and carry thru w/ a solution!

  • Deborah Johnston says:

    We are so aware of how greatly Therman will be missed by you, Janet and family. Thus we grieve with you. But we are also so glad for you that you have the assurance of God’s peace and comfort until you see Therman again!

  • terry nd penny doss says:

    Janet and Family
    Our hearts and prayers are with you!
    Our memories of Thurman’ life bring us great pleasure . The times we spent searching the scriptures and praying together .
    Thurman was there for us as we began our journey in Christ, so thankful for his and Jan’ wisdom.
    We look forward spending eternity together!

    Love You All
    Terry and Penny Doss