William Jackson Elliston, Jr.
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Age 79, passed away March 15, 2014 surrounded by his family.
Bill was a proud member of the Montgomery Bell Academy, class of 1952, and received his BE degree from Vanderbilt University in 1957 where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He loved everything related to Vanderbilt sports, especially the athletes. Many became close personal friends. Bill was the owner of William Elliston & Associates, Consulting Engineers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy Leake and Wm. J. Elliston, Sr.; his son, Robert Harding Elliston and sisters, Dorothy Elliston Fajardo and Selene Elliston Caldwell.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, MaryDe Heckman Elliston; his daughters, Elizabeth Elliston (Jon) Josephson and Kathryn DeBerry Elliston; his sons, Wm. J. Elliston III and Jeffrey Benson Ligon; two grandchildren, Steven and Lacey Ligon; his sister, Mrs. Elliston Williams; his stepbrother, David (Diane) Waller; dear nephew, David (Diane) Winningham and many treasured nieces, nephews and friends.
Bill was a descendent of many notable Nashvillians, including John Overton, Joseph Thorpe Elliston, William Giles Harding and William Hicks Jackson.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 19th from 5-7 p.m., at St. Henry Catholic Church, 6401 Harding Road, Nashville 37205. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Henry at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20th, with entombment following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Henry.
Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, (615) 646-9292.
Harpeth Hills Funeral Home
9090 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221
Published in The Tennessean on Mar. 18, 2014