He was born Sept. 23, 1926, at Winfield, to Theodore H. and Faith Dicken Elliott. He grew up in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School in 1944.
During World War II he served in the Pacific Theatre with the United States Navy from August 1944 to September 1947.
After his discharge from the Navy he worked for D & D Farm Equipment Co. in Winfield for 14 years. He and his family moved to Parsons in 1962 when he purchased the John Deere Implement Dealership. He sold the dealership and retired in 1979. He had many hobbies, one of which was woodworking. He built two homes in Parsons by himself, the first he began at age 56, the second he began at age 70.
He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Parsons, serving on many boards and committees including the Building Committee during the building of the West addition and the renovation of the church. He was a deacon in the church and also served a number of years as church treasurer, taught Sunday School and was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class.
On Feb. 20, 1949 he and Glenice Ann Hill were married in Winfield. She passed away on Feb. 10, 1991. He and Wilma Scott were married in Parsons on Jan. 8, 1992.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Elliott, of the home; two sons, Michael Elliott, Portland, Ore., Timothy Elliott and his wife, Vickie, Parsons; a daughter, the Rev. Kathy Carlson and her husband, Kenny, Chanute; two stepsons, David Scott and his wife, Vicki, Denton, Texas; John Scott and his wife, Terrie, Woodland Park, Colo.; five grandchildren, Kimberly Elliott, Jessica Elliott, Kassandra, Ben and Jared Kimball; five stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-granddaughter; a brother, Rodney Elliott, The Plains, Ohio; a sister, Patricia Lindsey, Tonto Basin, Ariz.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Sarah Elliott.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17 at the First Baptist Church, Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends in the fellowship hall of the church from 10:15 a.m. until the funeral hour on Thursday.
The Carson-Wall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and friends may call there after noon today and all day Wednesday.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com