God saw Dad was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around Dad and whispered “come with me”, with tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw Dad fade away; although we loved Dad dearly, we could not make him stay, a golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best.
Earnest D. “Bud” Elliott, 92, Johnson City went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, April 7, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Elliott was born January 13, 1927 to the late Stacey and Anna Mae Phipps Elliott. He was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County. Mr. Elliott was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church. He was a retired carpenter and was a man of many trades. Mr. Elliott enjoyed farming, gardening, watching westerns and loved horses. He loved his children and family and his children loved him dearly. In addition to his parents Mr. Elliott was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Bailey Elliott; a daughter, Debbie Fitzgerald; two sisters, Etta Hodge and Lucille Elliott; also two brothers, C.S. Elliott and Gene Elliott.
Mr. Elliott is survived by seven daughters, Betty Carder and husband, Dean, Connie Bennett and husband, Buddy, Sherry Williams and husband, Ricky, Donna Cox and husband, Darrell, Martha Jones and husband, Danny, Lucille Hensley and Penny Kyker and husband, Allen; three sons, Ernie Elliott and wife, Teri, Jimmy Elliott and wife, Sue and Dwight Elliott and wife, Kathy; twenty-nine grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Geraldine Ray, Catherine Kilpatrick and husband John and a very special sister, Shirley Woodard; two brothers, Mike Elliott and Carl Elliott and wife, Shirley; four sisters-in-law, Sylvia Bowser, Martha Ferguson, Margaret Hamilton and Carolyn Hamilton; special friend, Marie Bailey; also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Elliott will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Greenwood Baptist Church, Greenwood Drive, Johnson City with Mr. Danny Jones and grandson, Daniel Jones officiating. Music will be provided by Gentry Ferguson and his daughter. Interment will follow in the Elliott family cemetery. Mr. Elliott's grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Casey, Tim Hodge, Paul Bailey, Johnny Bailey, Mikey Elliott, Scott Elliott, Lawton Saylor and Larry Scott.
The family will receive friends at Greenwood Baptist Church, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. James Hansen, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Dr. Garcia, Dr. Dawn Nuckolls and the nurses and staff on 5300 unit of Johnson City Medical Center.
Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Elliott family. 423-928-2245