Charles Roger Elliott was born March 24,1937 to Harry Pierson and Louise (Hart) Elliott in Bogard, MO. He passed peacefully surrounded by his children and was received into the arms of the Lord on September 6, 2021 at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 13 days.
Charles graduated from Garden City High School in 1955. After graduation, he began working at Westinghouse. On February 14, 1958 he married his sweetheart, Iona Ann Allison. To this union four children were born: Jeff, Julie, Jeanie and Jerry. Charles went on to work at Bendix and then General Motors, where he completed the apprentice program and became a Tool and Die Maker. He spent many of his working years at the Leeds location, transferred to Arlington, TX, then retired from Fairfax. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Louise Elliott, siblings Jeanette Gudde, Kay Akins, Connie Wille, Chester Elliott and Ronnie Elliott, as well as his wife of 55 years, Iona Elliott. Charles is survived by his children, Jeff Elliott (Lindy) of Lee’s Summit, MO, Julie Blanchard (Randy) of Houston, TX, Jeanie Cook (David) of Lee’s Summit, MO and Jerry Elliott (Pauline) also of Lee’s Summit, MO, 13 grandchildren: Jace and Jesse Elliott, Ethan, Andrew and Alec Blanchard, Allison Anderson, Abbie and Ashlyn Cook, Amanda Lee, Austin and Alec Breed, Carson and Camryn Elliott, four great-grandchildren; siblings Mary Ellen Bowie, Clinton, MO, Larry Elliott, Kingsville, MO, Diana Kline, Orlando FL and Bob Elliott, Normandy, TN.
Charles had a lifelong love of fishing, western movies, clock making, model trains, tinkering with engines and motors and crossword puzzles.. He will be remembered for his sweet smile, strong work ethic and storytelling. He was the kind of man that made you want to pull up a chair and visit for a while.
Please join the family to remember and honor Charles at a Visitation/Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Garden City Community Center, Garden City, MO.
Family will hold private graveside services at a later date following cremation.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Ascend Hospice, in care of Dickey Funeral Home P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, MO 64701.