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Frank Elko Jr.

June 15, 1952 — December 25, 2022

Chesterfield

Frank Edward Elko Jr. 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Chesterfield, on December 25, 2022, after an extended illness battling cancer. At his passing, he was surrounded by his devoted family and his devoted cat Luna. Frank was born on June 15, 1952, to Frank Edward Elko Sr., and Alma Mae Jarratt Elko.  He was married to his wife Silva Barkley Elko for 41 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters Heather Elko Courtright of Virginia Beach, VA, Amanda Elko of Ocean View, VA, and his beloved granddaughter, Jenna Madison Courtright.  Frank leaves behind his brother David Elko (Lisa) of Chesterfield, sister, Mary Elko Miller of Harrisonburg, and, brother-in-law Clifton Barkley of Emerald Isle, NC.  In addition, he leaves behind several nieces and nephews.  Frank was a veteran of the United States Army and was stationed in Turkey. He was a devoted farmer, and a lifelong resident of Chesterfield County raising tobacco, soybeans, strawberries and hydroponic tomatoes. He was so proud of his greenhouse and worked diligently in making the best tasting tomatoes in Chesterfield County. A celebration of life for Frank will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church 17111 Jefferson Davis Hwy, South Chesterfield, VA 23834. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Chester, Virginia. The family will receive friends on Saturday, one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at church. The family will receive guests at a reception at St. Ann Catholic Church following the burial.  Donations in his honor can be made to St. Ann Catholic Church or to the Chesterfield Food Bank https://www.cfboc.org/ Funeral arraignments are being handled by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834.  Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

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Saturday, December 31, 2022

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