Richard L. Elderkin, 76, of Attleboro, MA, died peacefully on July 1, 2020 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the loving husband of Sandra J. (Hoover) Elderkin, and together they shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Winferford A. Elderkin, Sr. & Nellie M. (Peck) Elderkin, descendants of the Seaconke Wampanoag Indian Tribe. He was the son-in-law of the late Ellis & Edith (Smith) Hoover. Richard worked as a front loading truck driver for many years with David J. Brask, Goditt & Boyer, Waste Systems, & Waste Management. He was a 1963 graduate of East Providence High School. He was a long standing member of the Free Methodist Church in Seekonk for over 60 years, where he served as a board member and Sunday School Superintendent. In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving children, Richard E. Elderkin & his wife Laura of Dallas, PA and Russell W. Elderkin of Attleboro. He was the beloved grandfather of Caleb R. Elderkin of Dallas, PA. He was the brother of Carol Virian, Violet Elderkin, Paul Elderkin & his wife Joan, the late Winerford A. Elderkin, Jr., Ruth Caporoletti, David Elderkin, Grace Wood, John Elderkin, Roland Elderkin, & Victor Elderkin. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:30 am from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Pastor Skye Rogers, officiating. To honor Richard, the family will allow time for you to share a memory. Kindly wear a mask and social distancing is required. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 10:30 am prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Idetown Cemetery, Lehman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to be made to the Outlet Community Church, 531 Lehman-Outlet Rd, Dallas, PA 18612.