James "Jim" R. Elliott, Sr., 78, of Monticello, passed away at 12:20 am, Sunday, October 13, 2019 at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette.
He was born on February 6, 1941 in Connersville to the late Robert Roy and Fern Elizabeth (Keller) Elliott. On June 17, 1961 he married Judy Williams and she preceded him in death on October 6, 2010.
He attended Monticello High School and then served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Munich, Germany. Jim worked for Nipsco for 31 years as a lineman and electrician and served as a union grievance representative. After he retired from Nipsco, he worked in security at Indiana Beach.
He was a member of Libanus Lodge #154 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine, White County Shrine Club, Eastern Star Crystal Chapter #165 and a lifetime member of NRA. He had an interest in classic cars and was most proud of his 1957 T-Bird. He was a gun enthusiast and was a true outdoors man. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and boating. He coached Babe Ruth and Little League in addition to serving as the league president. He enjoyed bowling a couple of nights per week. Most of all, he enjoyed time spent with family. His eyes would light up around his grandchildren.
Surviving are his children, Dr. James R.F. (Rebecca) Elliott and Jacki Combs both of Monticello; siblings, Sue Ezra of Monticello, Ralph "Butch" Elliott of Indianapolis, Thomas (Barb) Elliott of Monticello; grandchildren, Arianna, Kahler, James III, Laurin, Travis, Shea, Xander, Parker, Emily, Elli; and 11 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Elliott.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello. Masonic funeral rites will be rendered at 7pm, Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral services celebrating Jim's life will be at 10:30 am Friday at the funeral home with his son, Dr. James Elliott of the Sitka Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will follow at the Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery with full military rites.
Memorial contributions may be offered to the White County Shrine Club. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Messages of condolence may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com