Jason Harold Elks was a man who deeply loved his family and friends. He was a man of faith and loved God and trusted Jesus as his savior. He was a dedicated father and his three sons, Hunter, Gavin, and Maddox, always came first. He greatly enjoyed traveling to be a part of Hunter and Gavin's baseball, basketball, and football games, and countless trips with little Maddox to pick up a new toy at "Gollar General". A gifted athlete, a talent he passed on to his sons, Jason excelled at many sports but his biggest love was baseball. Even after his "glory days" on the field, Jason adeptly took on the role of father and coach, passing along his skills patiently and enthusiastically to his three sons--always with that wonderful "twinkle" in his eyes! With his family and others, Jason was compassionate, not willing to ignore when other folks were hurting or suffering. He would give anything he had, always offering others the needed emotional support and comfort. And even, when appropriate, the occasional joke to lift them up and make them smile. He was an extremely hard worker. He did an exceptional job managing his team at Vidant hospital and is remembered fondly by his supervisors and staff. Jason took great pride in how others viewed him, but if it was a "Tarheel" tattered shirt--that was OK with him!! Jason was proud of his accomplishments and especially, his degree from UNC Charlotte.
He is survived by his wife Katie Elks; his precious sons John Hunter, Gavin, and Maddox; his beloved parents Ralph and Marcia Elks; his grandmother Shirley Hobgood; his sister Amy Gryder and family; his brother Ralph Elks and family; his brother Justin Elks and family; and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and coworkers who loved him and will miss him deeply.
A Celebration of Jason's Life will be held at Carlisle Funeral Home on Saturday September 26, 2020 at 2 Pm.
The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home on Friday night from 6 until 8 Pm
In Lieu of flowers, and in memory of Jason, please make donations to “The Elks’ boys college fund”. Please mail contributions to: Tarboro Savings Bank, P.O. Box 190, Tarboro, NC 27886.
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