Howard Elliott, 81, a retired painter, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Boyd.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Hood officiating.
Pallbearers are Chris Elliott, Chuck Bowen, Justin Garrett, Curtis White, Joshua Youngblood and Paul Herod.
Howard was born March 4, 1933, in Coleman County to Clarence and Cora (Russell) Elliott. He married Doris Smith Sept. 7, 1971, in Durant, Okla., and was a painter at Bell Helicopter. He served his country in the U.S. Army and loved playing his fiddle with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Tommy Elliott; three brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Doris Elliott of Boyd; daughters Pam Carnes-Porter and husband, Kelly, of Boyd, Vicki Reeves and husband, Keith, of Azle, Jeanette Garrett and husband, Randy, of Boyd; son Danny Youngblood and wife, Marilyn, of Weatherford; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother Otis Elliott and wife, Eva, of Tolar; sister Ann Winsett and husband, Dewayne, of Godley; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.