Robert Joseph Elliott

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Funeral services for Robert "Red" Joseph Elliott of New Waverly, Texas will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday. Mr. Elliott was born on June 30, 1928 in Burkburnett, Texas to Lawson and Ruby (Shaw) Elliott and passed away on August 16, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. He was 84 years old . Red was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather who was a true family man and he will be greatly missed.

Red played football for the Conroe Tigers back in the mid 1940's. "Old Conroe" residents will remember Red as an outstanding half back on the Tiger Team. He played when the school colors were still "gold and white," the stadium was still called the "Tiger Stadium" and the players still wore leather helmets. He later went on to play football for East Texas Baptist College on a football scholarship.

Red worked in many areas of the oil field industry during his 30 year career from wire line work to drilling rigs. He began his career at Sinclair Oil and later, while working for Getty Oil Company, he helped install and operate Getty Oil's first field automation in the Conroe oilfield as a trial for their offshore developments. After Getty was purchased by Texaco he was promoted to Field Foreman and given the opportunity to supervise many different Oilfield operations.

Red was preceded in death by his parents, his dear grandson, Chad Elliott Bryan and his loving wife, Barbara. He is survived by his daughters, Carol Booth and her husband, Larry, Cindy Keelan and Cheryl Bryan and her husband, Sonny; sister, Betty Hunter and husband, Bert; grandchildren, Cal and wife, Carrin, Aaron and wife, Amber, Brittany and husband, Drew, Kyle, Kolby, Gabe and wife, Cammie and Betsy and eight great grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Larry Booth, Cal Booth, Aaron Booth, Sonny Bryan, Gabe Bryan, Kyle Keelan and Kolby Keelan.


Published on from Aug. 18 to Aug. 31, 2012