OBITUARY – Richard Edwin Elliott

PHARR – Richard Edwin Elliott passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, March 14, 2019, on his birthday having just turned 68, in Pharr, Tex.

A funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home, located at 621 East Griffin Parkway, Mission, Tex. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. with a memorial Service at 12:30 p.m. Internment immediately following is at 2 p.m. at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery, 2520 Inspiration Rd, Mission, Tex.

Richard was born in Mission, Tex., to Doyle and Pearl Elliott on March 14, 1951. He was raised in Mission, graduated from Mission High School in 1970, and served in the United States Navy from 1971 to 1974.

Upon returning to Mission, Richard Elliott and LeNora Dahlberg were married in the Mission, Tex., at the First United Methodist Church in 1976. Rick and Nodie lived in Sharyland, Tex., where they raised their three girls until Nodie’s death in 2002. Rick was an electrician all of his life, working many years for Doyle’s Electric Service Company.

He is loved by all for his gentle spirit, kindest of hearts, selfless and humble nature, love of friends and family and, especially, loved a good laugh.

Although his death was unexpected and we are very deeply saddened, we rejoice in knowing that he is reunited with his beloved wife and other family members. He is gloriously happy in the arms of our Lord and Saviour.

Richard Elliott is survived by three daughters: Stephanie Elliott and grandson Aidan of Edinburg, Tex.; Kimberly Elliott and granddaughter Taylor of McAllen, Tex.: and Larissa (Mark) Garcia and grandson Deacon of McAllen, Tex. His surviving siblings are Doylene Escue of Houston, Tex., Beth Bird (Carl) of Midland, Tex., Kenneth (Rosalinda) of Mission, Tex., and David Elliott of McAllen, Tex.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LeNora Elliott; parents, Doyle and Pearl Elliott; siblings, Artie Elliott and Sharon Walker; and niece and nephew, Kyle and Tina Walker.

Pallbearers are Aidan Elliott, Brian Wright, David Elliott, Jacob Elliott, Jason Walker, Jeremy Walker, Kenneth Elliott, and Tim Wright.

Visitation will be held at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a funeral service at 12:30 p.m. officiated by Pastor Roy Velez. Burial will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.

Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.

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