Gerald D. Elks – Washington Daily News

Mr. Gerald Dalton Elks, 63, a resident of Chokaviniti, died on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Widant Medical Center in Greenville.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at the Paul Funeral Home and Crematorium in Washington.

Gerald began his 35-year career at Gillko, Inc. in 1978 as a junior carpenter. By the mid-1980s he had become a carpenter / office worker, and in the mid-1990s he became head of construction. In 1999, he became a corporation officer and construction manager. Gerald started his own construction business in 2014.

Gerald’s love for perch fishing was second only to his love for family and friends. Over 25 years of tournament perch fishing with Larry Thomas he has won many trophies, money and a new Stratos Bass Boat boat.

Gerald is survived by his wife Lori Millar Elks from home; his mother, Shirley Dixon Elks of Chocowinity; stepson, Michael Goldberg of Erwin, NC; brother James Philip Elks of Chocowinity; sisters, Sharon Elks Houseley (Douglas) of Chocowinity, Donna Elks Pitman (Allen) of Washington; nephews, Jacob Pitman, Wayne Harris and nieces, Emily Toler and Tanya Harris.

Gerald was preceded by his father Tan Dalton Elks and stepson Matthew Goldberg.

At other times the family will be taking friends home.

Instead of flowers commemorative signs can be made for the BCDC Adult Program, PO Box 518, Washington, NC 27889 or Chocowinity Pet Resort and Day Camp, 89 Maple Court, Chocowinity, NC 27817.

On the Internet you can express your condolences to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com

Paul’s Funeral Home and Crematorium in Washington is honored to serve the Elks family.

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