Devoted husband, Dad, and Grandpa, LeRoy E. Elliott of Bellefontaine, passed into eternity to be with his Lord and Savior just before midnight Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
LeRoy was 89 years old, and everything good and wonderful to his family, who already feel the loss and wish they could talk to him once again.
LeRoy was born in Michigan on April 4, 1929, a son of the late LeRoy Sr. and Kathryn DeGreen Elliott. He was a Korean Conflict veteran who proudly served with the U.S. Army Paratroopers. LeRoy was an avid woodworker, leaving each of his family members with his handcrafted treasures. He possessed a gift of being able to fix or make anything and had a successful career and enjoyed a long retirement with his wife, Charlet. LeRoy felt very fortunate that his job allowed him to travel the world. He was heavily involved in the community as a 60-year member of Boggs Lodge 292 F&AM in DeGraff, and as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bellefontaine.
Preceding him in death, too soon, was his first wife, Glendora Elliott, along with two of his five children, Dr. Michael Elliott and Vincent Elliott. LeRoy is survived by his three children, David (Kimberly) Elliott, John (Diane) Elliott and Beth (Mark) Hefner; a wonderful wife, stepmom and grandmother, Charlet, who has been there to share his life for the past 25 years; and many stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calling is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes St., DeGraff,with a Masonic service beginning at 8:45 p.m. A funeral service begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the funeral home. Burial follows in Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff.
Memorial contributions may be made, in LeRoy’s memory, to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.