Fornie Dungan “FD” Elliott
Published 4:44 pm Friday, June 3, 2016
2nd Timothy 4:7: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.”
Fornie Dungan “FD” Elliott, 92, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home after a brief illness.
A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Roy and Rosa Buckles Elliott of Stoney Creek. FD enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at Nashville, Tenn., on the 8th day of January 1943. As a proud Marine of World War II, he was at Iwo Jima when the Marines raised the U.S. Flag in 1945. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts while serving his country. He was also the recipient of the Combat Action Ribbon for service in World War II, The Presidential Unit Citation with one Bronze Star, the 4th Marine Division for service on Saipan and Tinian during the period June 15 to August 1, 1944, the Assault Troops, 5th Amphibious Corps for service on Iwo Jima during the period February 19-28, 1944, The American Campaign Medal, The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Campaign Stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Rifle Expert Badge.
Mr. Elliott was a retired sheet metal worker from North American Rayon Corporation and then worked part-time at Freeman Taylor Quick Cleaners in Elizabethton. After he and his wife retired, they loved camping and spending time with their friends. They worked as volunteers at Roan Mountain State Park for 17 years.
He was an active member of First Free Will Baptist Church, where he served on the Deacon Board, served as a Superintendent of the Sunday School, also a choir member for several years and a Sunday School Teacher of the Junior Boys Sunday School Class for several years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice McQueen Elliott; a son, Jeffery Elliott; two sisters, Sally Grindstaff and Corine Roberts; and a brother, Toy Elliott.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Jennifer Elliott, Elizabethton; a grandson and his wife, Johnny and Lori Elliott, Elizabethton; three great-grandchildren, Sydney and Maci Elliott and Logan Turbyfill; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. His three family pets that he loved also survive.
Funeral services for Fornie Dungan “FD” Elliott will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nathan Jennings and the Rev. Jack Lloyd officiating. Music will be provided by the First Free Will Baptist Church Choir, JoAnn Campbell, pianist, and Carol Bowers, organist. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Monday, will be Brian Fraley, Tod Stines, Robert Stines, Chris Hambrick, Keith Hambrick and David Bowers. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Judy and Victor Deloach and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, the staff of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, the staff of Caris Hospice Nurses and Dr. Jonathan Bremer for the excellent care during his illness. They would also like to give a special thank you to his sister-in-law, Virginia McQueen, for her visits, phone calls and rides to church. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of FD to the First Free Will Baptist Church, 706 First Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Elliott family.