US Army


Wayne Elliott

December 16, 1939 ~ February 22, 2018 (age 78)

Mr. Wayne Elliott, age 78, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, February 22, 2018.  Wayne was a native of Marion, born December 16, 1939 to the late Benjamin Franklin Elliott and Nellie Johnson Elliott.  Following high school he enlisted in the U. S. Army and afterward returned to his hometown.  He worked in the construction trade for most of his life.  His good-natured personality and great sense of humor earned him many friendships over the years.  He had many interests but particularly enjoyed 50s music, especially Elvis Presley, baseball games and westerns on television.


Surviving are three children, Jeff Elliott of Marion, Tammy Self and husband Eddie of Marion, and Sandy Grant and husband Chris of Old Fort; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


A graveside service with military honors will be held in the chapel of the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. 

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