Joseph Hubert Elliott, age 74, passed away Sunday morning, February 5 at his home with those he loved nearby. Joe was born in McDowell County to Mack David Elliott, Sr. and Bernice Bowman Elliott on March 5, 1948. His parents preceded him in death. Joe was a member of Story Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Following graduation from Marion High School, Joe enlisted in the United States Army where he served from 1967 to 1970 with the 101st Airborne Division. His service time included a tour in Vietnam during 1969.
Joe was a retired NCDOT employee where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. He especially enjoyed his time as a bulldozer operator. He loved outdoor projects and jobs. Any task that involved the use of his tractor, lawn mower, chain saw or any other outdoor equipment gave him great pleasure. Joe was a kind, thoughtful friend and neighbor, always willing to help others. When he saw a need, he would take care of it without even being asked.
A special part of each day were morning walks in the woods with his canine companion, Ginger, to feed and watch the wildlife. When his health halted the walks, the morning ventures became Gator rides in the woods to enjoy the animals as well as the stillness and quiet.
Joe’s outgoing, friendly and witty personality made him loved by many. He had a way of putting a smile on your face regardless of the circumstances. This continued even on some of the worst days of his illness.
Left to cherish his memory are his immediate family; his loving wife of 52 years, Jill Elliott, his daughter Kimberly Dawn Elliott, his son Joseph Travis Elliott, daughter-in-law, Wendy Elliott, and three grandsons, Joseph Thayden Elliott, Trent Alexander Elliott and Trevor Logan Elliott. He will also be fondly remembered by many relatives and friends.
Joe loved his family dearly. Spending time with his grandsons-helping teach them, experiencing things with them, watching them grow- was a joy
in his life. He will be greatly missed but we will carry his love in our hearts always, along with many wonderful memories.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm in the chapel of Beam Funeral Service.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Flowers are accepted and appreciated. Those wishing to make memorial donations should consider St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.