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Donovan Vernel "Eddie" Elliott, Sr
Birth: Dec. 1, 1919
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1960
Harbor City
Los Angeles County
California, USA

He had Rheumatic Fever when a teen and not knowing then that you needed to be careful, it affected his heart. He built large refrigerators for Coke Cola and couldn't miss work because he helped his mother support the family. He tried enlisting in all the services for WWII, but due to his heart murmur they would not accept him. He worked in the ship yards in Houston, Texas; was a truck driver; a parts man for Mutt & Jeff Auto Parts until his condition got too bad to work. He was so good at knowing where the parts were by memory that they paid him to come sit at the counter and tell the other guys what rows and bins the parts were in. He did math in his head; couldn't tell you how he did it but the answers were always correct.
He had a gold tooth and when asked how he got it he said, "When you lose a tooth you cannot put your tongue in the empty space until the new tooth comes in. Then it will come in Gold." Of course, we never got a gold tooth.
He was the second Open Heart surgery in the country. The repair was to replace a bad valve. They drilled the opening too large and the new valve was just as weak. They gave him 5 years, God and our mother gave us 10.
He loved traveling, loved to sing although he couldn't carry a tune in a bucket; was always teasing; found the Lord in 1956 and was truly born again. He had just turned 40. We missed knowing him as adults; he missed knowing his grandchildren and they him. They would all have loved each other. He was a great man, a wonderful husband, father, son, bother, uncle, and friend.

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Find A Grave contributor treeclimber, 2/2013
This is my father.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward LaFayette Elliott (1861 - 1947)
  Eva Almina Howard Demmer (1885 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Florence Etta Nellie Snyder Elliott (1924 - 1998)*
 
 Siblings:
  Merna Electa Elliott Mellington (1913 - 2002)*
  Vernon Arthur Elliott (1918 - 1987)*
  Donovan Vernel Elliott (1919 - 1960)
  Winona June Elliott McCausland (1926 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
'HUSBAND & DAD'
LOVED BY ALL
age: 40 years
 
Burial:
Magnolia Memorial Park
Garden Grove
Orange County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: treeclimber
Originally Created by: David Woody
Record added: Feb 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85571974
Donovan Vernel Eddie Elliott, Sr
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Donovan Vernel Eddie Elliott, Sr
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Donovan Vernel Eddie Elliott, Sr
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- Holly Fischer
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
A believer in God, Family, Country and Honor. We miss you very much. Your loving children!
- treeclimber
 Added: Jul. 9, 2012
 
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