William "Bill" Elliott Sr.

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William T. "Bill" Elliott Sr., 86, a native of Morgan City and resident of Loreauville, died at 11:03 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at his residence.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until funeral time Tuesday at David Funeral Home in Loreauville. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Buddy Breaux officiating, with burial in All Saints Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Joshua Elliott Ratcliff, Zachary Elliott Parrish, Bruce Elliott Jr., Jacob P. Suire, Jordan Elliott Suire, Ryan Boudreaux, Kelly Dugas and Chris Holland.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Doris Landry Elliott, of Loreauville; children, Joanne E. Ratcliff and husband, Ray, of Gray, Bruce P. Elliott Sr. and wife, Emilena, of Thibodaux, Clay B. Elliott and wife, Sheryl, of Bayou L'ourse, Kevin M. Elliott, of Berwick, Kelly E. Parrish and husband, Greg, of Loreauville, and Edie E. Suire, of Lafayette; sisters, May Jean Umlong, of Utopia, Texas, Mary Monse, of Eufaula, Oklahoma, and Nancy Davis, of Aransas Pass, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah Elliott, Joshua Elliott Ratcliff, Zachary Elliott Parrish, Bruce Elliott Jr., Casey Elliott, Jessica H. Holland, Melinda P. Dugas, Jacob P. Suire, Jordan Elliott Suire and Emily Clayre Elliott; and great-grandchildren, Ryan Boudreaux, Annalise Dugas and Elliott Dugas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Elliott; mother, Eulah Price Elliott Seymour; sons, William T. Elliott Jr. and Michael E. Elliott; sisters, Helen Stoute, Ina Claire Cannan, Edith Elliott, Elaine Elliott and Myrtle Elliott; and brother, Frank Elliott.
He was a production foreman in the oilfield industry and retired from Unocal. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association. He raised race horses, cattle and chickens, and loved dancing, gardening and hunting. He also enjoyed following the stock market, listening to classic country music, reading Louis Lamour books, watching John Wayne in old western movies and spoiling his grandchildren.
To send condolences to the family, please visit www.davidfuneralhome.org.
David Funeral Home in Loreauville is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from June 16 to June 17, 2014
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