Obituary for Joe White Elliott

Joe White Elliott passed away on his 93rd birthday, December 7, 2023 at First Health Hospice House surrounded by his family.

Born on December 7, 1930 to the late Joe and Fleta Elliott.  Joe retired from Roses as a manager.  He then started his own business as a TV repair man for many years.  He was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church since 1957 and served as both a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He also taught Sunday school at St. Joseph of the Pines for many years.  He enjoyed singing and playing guitar with both the Old Time Gospeler’s and The Messenger’s.  He mainly played guitar but would often try new instruments like the bango, and fiddle.  Joe also enjoyed woodworking, and mastered gardening.  He could grow anything from flowers to vegetables that would grow so large you could pick a tomato by walking under the plant itself.  His greatest passion was the love he had for his family, especially his grand and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Richardson Elliott and one brother, Tommy Elliott.

He is survived by two children, Diane E. Singer (Donald) and Larry D. Elliott (Sherry); one brother, Henry Elliott; two sisters, Faye Miller and Betty Torrence; also survived by four grandchildren, Donna, Wayne, Katrina, and April; and five great grandchildren, Austin, Noah, Cody, Ethan and Lauren.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 from 1:00-2:00PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with service following at 2:00PM. Burial at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church PO Box 386 Southern Pines, NC 28388.      

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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