Mark Elam

Mark Thomas Elam

Monday, December 27th, 1976 - Thursday, April 8th, 2021
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Mark Thomas Elam, 44, of Crescent City, passed from this life on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Putnam Community Medical Center from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. A native of Modesto, California, Mark served honorably for 4 years as a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corp. In 2000, following his time in service to country, Mark moved to Crescent City. After receiving his AA degree from the corrections academy at the St. Augustine Technical Center in 2003, Mark began a career with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections deputy. Sheriff Gator DeLoach posthumously promoted Mark to the rank of Captain that he was due to receive in May. He was also a member of the Dive Team with the Sheriff’s Department as well as a member of Hastings Masonic Lodge #183. In his leisure time, he enjoyed woodworking, diving, shooting (target practice) and taking rides on his motorcycle with Lachrisha . Mark was a loving and dedicated husband and father to his wife and family and cherished time he had to spend with them and his beloved dogs.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rodney J. Elam.
Mark is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lachrisha Elam of Crescent City, his mother, Barbara Malm of Modesto, CA, his children, Brandon Elam (Jen), Cody Elam (Cassidy) all of Crescent City, Isaiah Sharon-Elam, (Pvt) USMC – 29 Palms, CA , Hannah Sharon-Elam, Charlene Sharon-Elam, Gavin Sharon-Elam, Jonathan Sharon-Elam and Olivia Sharon-Elam, all of Crescent City, 3 brothers, Randy Elam (Nicole) and Truman Elam (Katie) all of Mulvane, KS and Travis Elam of Crescent City, a sister, Danielle Malm of Modesto, CA, mothers-in-law, Genia Lindberg (Charles) of Satsuma and Sue Harris of Pomona Park, aunt, Sue Ollis of Stanley, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services celebrating Mark’s life will be at 4:00 P.M. Monday, April 12, 2021 at Coventry Oaks Farm, 104 Springside Cutoff Road, Palatka, with Pastor Larry Harris officiating. The U.S. Marine Corp and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department will render military honors. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3-7 P.M. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home, 307 S. Palm Ave. in Palatka.
Services will also be livestreamed and may be accessed on Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or the family requests memorial donations be sent to 22 Until None, 18402 N. 19th Ave., Box 370, Phoenix, AZ 85023.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Mark’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 11th, 2021 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, April 11th, 2021 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Monday, April 12th, 2021 | 4:00pm
    Monday, April 12th, 2021 4:00pm
    Coventry Oaks Farm
    104 Springside Cutoff Road
    PALATKA, FL 32177
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Larry Harris


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Remember that we love and care about you all. Mark will be greatly missed. Big man left a big hole in my heart.
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Charles Word

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I personally would like to give (with great Sympathy), my condolences to Mrs. Elam & the Elam family. Captain Elam, I'm going to miss the jokes we cracked on each other everyday & the way you never wavered, on how you did your job. The way you never stressed in any difficult situations & last, but definitely not the least, I will always remember the icon Image of you with that big white cup of Straight black coffee, P.s. Mrs. E, thanks for the Cookies!!!!

Barbara Malm

Posted at 12:01pm
So sorry for your loss of a great man. Mark Elam you will be missed. Love Mom
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Praying for your peace and comfort, the courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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