William F. Elliott - SAVANNAH - William Fredrick "Billy" Elliott of Savannah, Georgia died at age 77 on Tuesday, June 30, 2009. Born in Savannah, on October 25, 1932, he was a son of the late Rueben Lee Elliott and the late Evelyn Maner Elliott. Billy began his career with the Savannah/Atlanta Railway as an engineer and subsequently took a medical disability from Norfolk/Southern Railway in 1985 after serving as a yardmaster for many years. Billy was a United States Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Savannah Dog Company 10th Infantry Battalion. During that time he served his country in the Korean War as a medic and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. His name is listed among those on the Savannah Korean War Monument. Billy attended Armstrong State College (now Armstrong Atlantic State University) for two years. He was a former member of the Landings Club where the "Billy Blitz" was chartered and continues today. He was an avid golfer and loved to play the game. He was a former member of the Lions Club, Jaycees, Frank Baker Masonic Lodge, and the First City Club. Billy was director of recreation for the City of Port Wentworth for several years in the early 1970's. He was also a longstanding member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church. Billy was a kind man, who enjoyed his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Carver Elliott; two sons, William Micheal Elliott and wife Julie Walsh Elliott of Tybee Island, Georgia, and David Eugene Elliott and wife Susan Zettler Elliott of Guyton, Georgia; one daughter, Angi Elliott Thompson and her husband Dr. L. Michael Thompson of Athens, Georgia; two brothers, Rueben Lee Elliott, Jr. and his wife Gayle of Savannah, Georgia, and Bobby Joseph Elliott and his wife Becky, of Ridgeland, South Carolina; and a sister Regis Elliott Stark and companion Roy Allred of Daytona Beach, Florida; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Micheal Elliott and wife Marie Michelle Elliott, Kristen Brooks Elliott, Chelsea Lee Elliott, Michael Patrick Crawford and wife Mindy Olsen Crawford, Stephen Christopher Crawford and wife Stacy Witherington Crawford, Margaret Elizabeth Elliott, David Carver Elliott, Chandler Pierce Thompson, and Gage Elliott Thompson. He also leaves five great-grandchildren, former daughter- in-law, Janice Garner Elliott, and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 2, at 11:00 AM at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Frank Parr. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Savannah Dog Company 10th Infantry Battalion. Remembrances may be made to the Union Mission, 120 Fahm St., Savannah, Georgia 31401, or to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416. Please sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com . Savannah Morning News July 2, 2009 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries .
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Published in Savannah Morning News from July 1 to July 2, 2009