Donald L. Elliott, 70, of Traverse City, passed away on July 28, 2013. He was born to Frank A. and Viola (Witkop) Elliott on August 20, 1942 in Traverse City.
He was married to Debra (Ballard-Thomas on November 22, 1986 in Northport, MI. They shared many years of happiness together. Don had a passion for life. He loved to hunt in his younger years, play cards and be with friends and family. He served in the army from 1961 to 1963. He retired after 30 years of service from the Laborers Local 1098 Union. He went back to work in 2007 as an inspector for the pipeline. He also had worked for Davis Electric.
He is survived by his wife Debbie, daughters Robben Elliot and Carla Doty, sons Donald Jr. and Justin Elliott. Brothers James (Lynn), Gary (Linda), Larry (Rhonda) and Gregg (Kathy) Elliott, very special nieces and nephews Ron Jr., Christa, Cari, Shannon, Gary Jr, Heidi, Michelle, Keri and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Ronald F. Elliott.
I will not say that you have died
I will say you are gone
With a wave of a hand
Like a deer running through
A field on the farm
I will shed a tear today
Only because I love you
And will miss you
But I know one day
That we will see each other again
Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 31, 2013 from 1 to 3pm and 5 to 7 pm at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. A funeral service will be held on Thursday August 1, 2013 at 11 am with visitation one hour prior at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society or Lake Leelanau St. Mary's School in memory of Gracie McNeil. Please share your fond memories and condolences at www.CovellFuneralHomes.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home.