James Elliott, 88, of Vermilion, died Friday, June 7, 2019 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness.
James was born February 4, 1931 in Matewan, WV, he had been a Vermilion and Amherst resident for the past 62.
He was a veteran of the United States Army Rangers serving during the Korean War as a paratrooper.
James worked for F.J. Boutell as a Car Hauler retiring after 25 years.
He was a life member of the VFW Post #7576 and founding member/life member of AMVETS Post #22. James enjoyed watching western movies, fishing, and hunting.
James is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley (nee Watkins) Elliott of Vermilion; sons, James (Lilly) David Elliott of Vermilion, John Clarence (Sue) Elliott of Amherst; daughters; Bonnie Jean (Jeff) Hitlan of Vermilion and Diana June (Tom) Greenwood of Vermilion; son-in-law, Roy Tuley of IN; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Clevanger of TN and Florine Stiltner of TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonas and Martha (nee Ward) Elliott; daughter, Lynn Tuley; granddaughter, Amanda Patterson; brothers, Lafe and John Elliott; sisters, Corinne Johnston and Arvine Griffey, along with many half brothers and sisters.
Private services will be held.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301,Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
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