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Bruce Elkins


Bruce Robert Elkins of Astatula, Florida, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the age of 60 years.

Born in Shelbyville, Bruce worked at the A&W Root Beer Stand while attending Shelbyville High School. After graduation, he worked at Knauf Insulation.

Thirty-five years ago he moved to Florida, where there were endless opportunities to indulge his lifelong passion for boating and fishing, both freshwater and ocean. Bruce was most comfortable in the outdoors and knew a lot about Florida’s plant life from his years of experience in the nursery business.

Bruce was also an expert in fiberglass molding and had a distinguished 20-year career at Marine Muffler in Apopka, Florida. He was an avid sports fan, and while he enjoyed watching the Orlando Magic, he was always a loyal Indiana Pacers fan.

Bruce was preceded in death by his dad, Maurice Robert Elkins, in January 2018.

He is remembered and will be dearly missed by his mother, Ruth Elkins of Tavares, Florida; brothers, Ron Elkins (Gabrielle Bovenzi) of Indianapolis, Randy Elkins of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mike Elkins of Oceanside, California; sister, Connie Elkins, also of Oceanside; aunt, Rosie Stevens of Berea, Kentucky; as well as many cousins.