He was born September 17, 1940 in Gallipolis, son of the late Morris G. and Pearl Massie Elliott. Richard married Joanne Wiggins Elliott on October 14, 1961 and she survives him. He was an applicance repairman for Elliott Applicance and a retired truck driver for R&L Trucking. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Gallipolis First Church of the Nazarene and a member of Gideons International.
Surviving are his wife, Joanne Elliott of Bidwell; three daughters, Dawn Elliott of Barboursville, WV, Vicki (Ray) Bowman of West Chester, Ohio, and Jodi (Jim) Coleman of Bidwell; a son, Rick (Becky) Elliott of Millersburg, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Katie Chapman, Matthew Bowman, Adam Bowman, Hannah Bowman, Brayden Coleman, Abby Coleman, Grace Coleman, Lisa Elliott, Ben Elliott, Nathan Elliott; two sisters, Eleanor (Harold) Trout of Pataskala, Ohio and Lynn (Don) Mega of Barboursville, WV; two brothers, Jim (Karen Eachus) Elliott of Jackson, Ohio and Larry Elliott of Gallipolis, Ohio.
Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 13, 2015 at Gallipolis First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Eugene Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the church on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 6-8:00 p.m. There will be a flag presentation at the graveside by area veteran’s lodges.
Willis Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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