Floyd Eugene Elliott was born on March 4, 1932 in rural Essex, Iowa, the son of Alfred Wesley and Josephine (Anderson) Elliott, Sr. Floyd entered into eternal peace on Sunday evening, March 14, 2010, at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Floyd was raised in the Essex community and attended the Essex Presbyterian Church as a young man. At the age of 18 he joined the service but later received a medical discharge. He then enlisted in the National Guard and served for five years before enlisting in the United States Army. During his three-year enlistment Floyd served his country with pride in Korea and Vietnam. Returning home, he lived for a short time in Kansas City, Omaha and Red Oak before settling in Blockton in 1972.
On May 9, 1976 he was united in marriage to Nina Philpott in Grant City, Missouri. Floyd helped Nina raise her four children, Luther, Theresa, Diane and Lloyd. Floyd was a model race car enthusiast who had over 70 models in his prized collection. He was also a member of the DAV Des Moines Chapter #20 and enjoyed attending many conventions. Other passions included watching stock car races in Corning, fishing and playing with his grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl, Lawrence and Alfred Elliott; sisters, Betty Jean Allshouse, Eldora Elliott, Martha Ann Josephson and Ruth Cox; sister-in-law, Mary Elliott, and brother-in-law, Harley Foreman.
Those left to honor his memory include his devoted wife, Nina of Blockton, Iowa; stepchildren, Luther Glenn Philpott and wife Cheryl of Waukee, Iowa, Theresa Lee Philpott of Des Moines, Iowa, Diane Lynn Jett and husband Ralph of Hurricane, West Virginia and Lloyd Wayne Philpott of Baltimore, Maryland; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Franklin Elliott and wife Sandy of Red Oak, Iowa; sister, Geraldine Foreman of Carroll, Iowa, and other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah, Iowa with Pastor Scott Marcum and Chaplain Jerome Fitzsimons officiating. Burial with full military rites will follow in the Essex Cemetery in Essex. The family will greet friends prior to the service, beginning at 11 a.m. Memorials may be directed to the family.
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