John W. Elliot, 76, of Brazil, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Meadows Manor East.
Born on Aug. 7, 1926, he was the son of John Raymond and Lona McCullough Elliot. He married Virginia Rose Thomas Elliot on April 3, 1955.
He worked at Arketex for 26 years and at South Putnam High School. He retired from IBM in Greencastle.
He enjoyed farming, helping at Jonah fish fries, playing cards and anything to do with horses and ponies.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving are one son, John Elliot; four daughters, Joani Lanham and husband Gibby of Brazil, Joyce Fatch and Brian of Brazil, Janet Bridgewater and husband John of Harmony and Jennifer Barr and husband Brent of Reelsville; one brother, Raymond Elliot and wife Betty of Noblesville; 16 grandchildren, Christy Pickett, Jamie Head, Renee Snow, Brandon Fatch, Steven Snow, Kurtis Fatch, Jeni Bridgewater, Tanner Barr, Caitlyn Elliot, Jay Bridgewater, Hunter Barr, Kody Fatch, Caleb Elliot, Nikki Deckard, Nat Taylor and Erika Barr; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Harmony Methodist Church, followed by fellowship services.
At the family's request, contributions may be made to Friendly Community Christian Youth Camp or the support account for Brandon Fatch to return to Spain with International Link Mission 2004, c/o Harmony United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 105, Harmony, IN 47853. Envelopes will be made available at the service.