Clyde Earl Elliott was born January 26, 1936, on the family farm in Pleasant Hill, Missouri and departed this life on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the age of 86, at his home, with the love of his life by his side. Earl (as most people knew him) lived in Pleasant Hill all his life, graduating from Pleasant Hill High School in 1954. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill since 1953 where he later married his high-school sweetheart, Patricia Gray in 1957. They were blessed with two children, James E. Elliott and Janice LaRue, both of Pleasant Hill.
After graduation, he was employed as a material handler at the Pleasant Hill Shirt Factory and briefly as a mechanic until 1963, when he became a machinist for Western Electric, until his retirement in 1995. After retirement, he continued to raise cattle and farm full-time. He was a member of the Pioneer’s club of Western Electric and a member of the Missouri Cattleman’s Assoc. until his death.
Earl loved his family first and foremost (almost as much as his constant furry companions), Lucy and Mazie. He loved all animals, fishing and farming. He was known for his ability to repair anything, his quick wit, his infectious smile, his unwavering faith, and his kind, compassionate spirit. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Mildred (West) Elliott, infant brother Grover Dale Elliott, his paternal grandparents, Dale and Alta Elliott and maternal grandparents, Grover Dale and Eula Mae West.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Elliott, of the home, his son James E. Elliott (Kimberly) of Pleasant Hill and his daughter Janice LaRue (Glen) of Pleasant Hill. Three amazing Grandsons; Chuck Tye (Amanda) of Pleasant Hill, Chris Tye of Holden and Lowell Elliott of Pleasant Hill. Three awesome Great Grandsons; Austin Tye, Mason Tye and Cooper Tye, as well as nieces, a nephew, other relatives and many, many friends.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri with Mr. Willie Harlow officiating. Casket Bearers will be James Elliott, Lowell Elliott, Chuck Tye, Chris Tye, Austin Tye, Mason Tye and Cooper Tye. Honorary Bearers will be Freddie Pope, Glen LaRue, Jack Rogers, Max Schmoll, Billy Snyder, and Dale Elliott. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in honor of Earl to Ascend Hospice, 783 NE Anderson Lane, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64064 or the Pleasant Hill Animal Shelter, memorial donations may also be sent in care of the funeral home.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the nurses and aides of Ascend Hospice for their many hours of care, equipment, medicine, and compassion given to Earl and his family.