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James Elliott

James Raymond Elliott

Tuesday, April 21st, 1942 - Sunday, July 19th, 2020
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James Raymond “J.R.” Elliott Sr.

Passed away on July 19, 2020 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was born on April 21, 1942 to Franklin and Theresa Elliott.

J.R. served in the United States Marine Corps. From 1959 to 1965. J.R. worked for the Grand Trunk Rail Road. He was a fireman and EMT in Port Huron. He was a construction worker. He was a Power Engineer at Dunn Paper for 33 years.

J.R. retired in 2004 and moved to Crossville, Tennessee, where he started building houses. J.R. was a foster parent to many children here in Port Huron and Tennessee. J.R. volunteered at the VFW post 796. He was a member at the VFW post 796 and the American Legion in Port Huron for many years. J. R. worked with young Marines in Tennessee and on the Policy Council for the Head Start Program in Crossville, Tennessee.

J.R. is survived by his wife, Karen of 24 years; children, James Elliott, Debbie (Ed) Letarte, Tara (Jason) Schlaufman, Amanda Elliott, Shawn (Linda) Elliott, Zackary (Emilee) Elliott, Tyler Elliott, and Marcus Elliott; step-son, Jack (Amy) Sheer; sisters, Cathy (Bill) Kahle and Mary (Wesley) Barry; sister-in-law, Judy Elliott; grandchildren, Amanda (Matt) Biskner, Sarah Letarte, Austin Elliott, Brady Elliott, Dillon Schlaufman, Joey Elliott, Davey Elliott, Kaylee Sheer, and Hunter Sheer; great-grandson, Anthonie Letarte; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Theresa Elliott; and his brother, Frank Elliott.

Interment to follow at a later date at Holly Cemetery.

For information and guestbook, www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com
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David Graeme Smith

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