John Albert Elliott, 78, of Culver, Indiana, passed peacefully at 12:02 P.M. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 surrounded by family and friends.
He was born on October 19, 1941 in Newark, Ohio, the son of Donald and Lucille Elliott.
Elliot was a man who lived a full life. He faithfully served our Lord, the Culver community, and our family. Elliott met the love of his life, Carol King, when they were fifteen, and married her on his nineteenth birthday so he would never forget their anniversary. They were married for forty-four years until King left this earth. Despite her passing, she always remained in his heart; he never stopped talking about her and carried her picture wherever he went.
Elliott and his wife moved their family to Indiana in 1969, where John spent his first years building bridges for McMahan O’Connor and working in Florida during the winters. He soon started Elliott Enterprise in Culver so that he could be closer to the family year-round. He worked with International Paving until retirement, but his love of construction, woodworking, and lending a helping hand continued long afterward.
Elliott was a hard worker, but he also loved taking breaks to talk and have a snack with you. He was the best listener and genuinely enjoyed spending time with others. He loved telling and listening to stories; even in his final hours he was reminiscing and trying to tell stories.
Elliott was active in his community as a Culver booster. He coached and sponsored several little league teams and volunteered on many local projects. He received the Eagles Civic Service Award in 1979 and was Lions’ Club Citizen of the year in 2011. He cared deeply for his community, but more than anything, He loved his family. He loved get-togethers (the more the better). He loved going to ball games, following his three sons to all their sporting events and then following his grandchildren. He was always seated front and center during the basketball games, and the officials knew him by name. He didn’t know a stranger; he got to know everyone and everything about them. He lived a life of service to others and generously gave to multiple charities.
Elliott was proceeded in passing by his beloved wife, his parents, his sister (Gloria Braden), and his brothers (Fred and Dick Elliott). He is survived by his sisters: Jane Lane and Sally Elliott, his three sons: Fred Elliott, Mike (Lisa) Elliott, Kyle (Lori) Elliott, his grandchildren: Brandy (Mike) Zehner, Troy (Kylie) Elliott, Matthew Elliott, Candace Elliott, Brock (Emilee) Elliott, Torie Elliott, Mitchell (Autumn) Elliott, Brady Moise, Jenna Moise, Kirsten (Jordan) Steele, Trent Elliott, his great-grandchildren: Zac, Zoey, and Zella Zehner, and Laney Elliott, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A visitation was from 3-7 p.m.. Friday, Feb. 21 at Odom Funeral Home in Culver, Indiana. Funeral service for Elliott was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Grace United Church of Christ in Culver, Indiana, with burial that followed at Culver Masonic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Culver Community Athletic Department in memory of John Elliott.