Douglas Wilson Elvington, age 75, beloved husband of 56 years to Alice June Wiggins Elvington, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sumter.
Born on Jan. 14, 1943, in Lake View, he was a son of the late Leroy and Gertrude Hayes Elvington. Doug loved to read the newspaper and watch TV. He was a huge Washington Redskins fan and an avid NASCAR fan. He never met a stranger and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a strong Christian and loved his family. He will be remembered as a very loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Kathy Ponds and her husband, Bruce, Karen Hardee and her husband, Don, and Roy Elvington and his wife, Tammy; five grandchildren, Douglas Elvington, Wesley Elvington, Matthew Elvington, Kayla Alleman and her husband, Adam, and Jordan Cruz and her husband, Dani; two sisters, Kathy Veilleux and her husband, Paul, of Lakeland, Florida, and Patsy McAbee of Spartanburg.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Bethesda Church of God.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Bethesda Church of God.
The family would like to thank NHC, Iris Hall, Camellia Hall, Caris Health Care/ Hospice, Palmetto Health Tuomey ICU, and all the nurses and staff for all their support, love and care. The family appreciates you and your love during this difficult time.
Thank you to Steve Dinkins for being a kind and loyal friend, Larry Gainey, Wayne and Larry Tickel and Genia Geddings for all the love and laughter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Feed the Children, 333 N. Meridian, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 or Disabled Veterans of America, 18 Hard Pack Road, Sumter, SC 29154.
You may go to and sign the family's guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.