David James Elliott Houston native David James Elliott, 70, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, June 7. David graduated from Kinkaid School, Vanderbilt University, Texas A&M Veterinary School, and South Texas College of Law, and his intelligence and devotion to others were manifest in his successful careers as veterinarian, realtor, and attorney. David was a loving partner to Greg, father to his sons, Gates and Clay, and grandfather to Clara, Eudora, and Jack.|
A fine cook, traveling companion, and patient listener, David enjoyed fine art, good conversation, sailing, and the company of his friends and family. Whether stamping out the grape harvest or riding in a hot air balloon, he loved nothing more than sharing life's richest experiences with those he loved. His wise counsel and excellent taste will be missed from Round Top, Texas, to Caromb, France.
Committed throughout his life to supporting the arts and contributing to his community, David served on the board of the Houston Ballet and volunteered with the Houston Livestock Show. He was a long-standing director of The Falcons Estate (Battersea) Limited in London, England, where he lived from 1999.
Survived by his partner of 14 years, Greg Clifford; sons Gates (Annie) and Claybourne (Alissa) Elliott; grandchildren Clara, Eudora, and John Abbott Elliott. Preceded in death by his parents, Bernice and James Elliott; sister Ramona Elliot, and brother James Elliott, Jr.
Services will be held at 4:30 PM, Tuesday, June 17, at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main St., Houston, TX, 77030, (713) 529-6156
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Published in Houston Chronicle on June 15, 2014