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Gerald Dane Elliott Sr.

February 23, 1945 — August 26, 2021

DURHAM- Mr. Gerald Dane Elliott, Sr., 76, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 26, 2021.

Mr. Elliott, Sr. was born February 23, 1945 to the late Carvie and Missie Elliott. Gerald served in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic in the Vietnam Era. He retired from Durham Water Resources as a machinist. Gerald was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and once served as a Sunday School teacher.

Gerald was a big sports enthusiast, always active, and very strong. He won the first track medal at Northern High School. He was a fan of NASCAR and UNC Tarheels basketball. Gerald coached his children’s sport teams, girls’ softball and basketball, and also would religiously attend his grandchildren’s sporting events. He loved his family. Gerald will be remembered as a devout Christian man, wonderful husband, loving father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by everyone blessed to have known him.

In addition to his parents, Gerald is preceded in death by his brother, Billy Elliott; sister, Peggy E. Moody; and grandson, Jordan Bowen.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Polli Elliott; son, Gerald “Jerry” D. Elliott, Jr. (Michelle); daughter, Dana Elliott Jones (Troy); brothers, Bobby R. Elliott and Glenn Elliott (Carolyn); grandchildren, Chandler Keever (Adam), Chase Elliott (Mackenzie), Sophia Jones, and Madison Jones; as well as other loving family members.

Serving as pallbearers will be Todd Elliott, Craig Elliott, Randy Clements, Bill Mayton, Wayne Mayton, and Dwight Beverly. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Clements and John Bishop.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 30, 2021 at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Rick Finley. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held 3:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Hudson Funeral Home.

Flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions can be directed to Fellowship Baptist Church to the Rainy Day Fund in Gerald’s name.

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Monday, August 29, 2022

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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3712 Cheek Rd, Durham, NC 27704

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