ROSSBURG - George L. Elliott, age 83, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away at 3:03 p.m. Sept. 15, 2013, at Heartland of Greenville.
George was born Aug. 31, 1930, in Union City, Ind., to the late Orville and Verna (Miller) Elliott.
George is survived by his wife, Barbara (Edwards) Elliott, whom he married Dec. 25, 1952; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Mary Elliott of Greenville, Lance and Michelle Elliott of Versailles and Eric and Michelle Elliott of Versailles; daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Michael Howell of Greenville; grandchildren, Nathan and Brandy Howell, Chad and Alissa Elliott, Stephen Howell, Ashley and Brian Haines, Tyler Elliott, Josh Elliott, Katie Elliott, Cierra Miller, Koryann Elliott, Christopher Elliott and Bryce Miller; great-grandchildren, Alexander Elliott, Stella Elliott, Halie Haines and Hannah Haines; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, George is also preceded in death by a grandson, Zach "Jumbo" Elliott; great-granddaughter, Bella Rose Elliott; sisters, Laura Mae Blansett, Betty Patterson and Pauline Elliott; and brothers, Harry, Harold, Bob, Donald and Paul Elliott.
George served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He also served in the National Guard. George retired from New Idea in Coldwater. George was a member of the New Lisbon Christian Church in Union City, Ind.; Darke County Horseshoe Club and the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association.
George was a former Ansonia Little League baseball coach. George was a long time blood donor and an avid horseshoe pitcher, bowler and softball player.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at New Lisbon Christian Church, 7996 E. 550 N. Union City, Ind., with Pastor Susan Deverall officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Darke County with military graveside services conducted by the Versailles Veteran's Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to New Lisbon Christian Church in Union City, Ind. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com