Franklin Foster Elliott
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Franklin Foster Elliott
  • April 24, 1935 - October 27, 2017
  • Culpeper, Virginia

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Franklin Foster Elliott, 82, of Culpeper, VA, passed away October 27, 2017, at his home following a brief illness. He was born April 24, 1935, in White Oak, MD, to Ada Florence Elliott and Charles Franklin Elliott. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Delores Elaine Elliott; his sister, Velma Elliott Souder (George d.), of Madison, VA; brother Walter Elliott of Ormond Beach, Florida; and brother Charles "Buck" Elliott, of Brandy Station, VA. He is survived by his children and their spouses: Stewart and Bobbie Elliott, Juanita Elliott Frazier (Jeff d.), all of Culpeper, VA; Carolyn and Donny Malpiede of Inwood, WV; and Dennis and Missy Elliott of Harper's Ferry, WV. He is also survived by the mother of four of his great-grandchildren, Bonnie Kennedy Elliott. He is predeceased by 12 siblings and grandson Michael Vincent Elliott. He had 9 grandchildren: Jason Elliott, Mike Elliott (d.), Susie Elliott Gray, Patrick Elliott, Danny Elliott, and Kelley Elliott; Crystal Souder Kolasa; Kurt Smith and Hannah McCune. He also had 11 great grandchildren: Ashley and Tyler Elliott; Michael, Dillon, Kayla, and Matthew Elliott; Madison Guinn; Madolyn Kolasa; and James McCune.
Frank, known affectionately as "Pop," was a lifelong carpenter, having learned the skill from his father and then teaching it to his sons and grandsons. He used his knowledge to build his first home in Burtonsville, MD, where he raised his children. He also used his skills to assist in the construction of Kingdom Hall "Quick Builds" and convention preparation work. He was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on September 2, 1961, and served Jehovah faithfully for 56 years. Frank took up any opportunity to speak to others about the truth, enjoyed reading his daily text over a cup of 7-eleven coffee, and always carried a Bible in his truck. He loved people and was ready to help out whenever needed. He was confident in Jehovah's promises for the future and expressed strong faith in the resurrection. Pop will be sorely missed and we look forward to seeing him again.
The family has greatly appreciated the loving support of all the friends and gratefully acknowledges Hospice of the Piedmont, 1200 Sunset Ln., Culpeper, VA 22701. Special thanks to Daisy for coming out late at night; Joni, Dee, Helen, and Jenny for their loving care; Sherry for her overnight support to Carolyn and final care; and Robin for her kindness to Delores.
There will be a service in the Clore-English Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, October 31, 2017, with interment to follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens, Jeffersonton, VA. Bob Ray will conduct services. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.
Online condolences may be offered through clore-english.com. The family entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.