Thomas W. Elliott

Thomas W. Elliott, 72, of Dalton, Ohio, formerly of Ritchie County, W.Va., passed away June 24, 2013, in Canton, Ohio.

Thomas was born July 12, 1940, in Beatrice, W.Va., a son of the late Otis G. and Nina (Lewis) Elliott.

Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1959-1963. After the Navy, he worked in construction in the Wooster, Ohio, area.

He is survived by his companion and caregiver, Gilda Willison; her daughter, Tammy Willison; her son-in-law, Gary Define and their extended families; brother, Charles R. Elliott; numerous nieces and nephews, and his extended family; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one stepdaughter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Elliott; brothers, Lonnie, Dale, Harold and David Elliott; sister, Judy Elliott; sister-in-law, Betty Elliott; a great niece; a great-great-niece; a nephew; and Gilda’s daughter, Patty Define.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mason Cemetery, Cisco Community in Ritchie County, W.Va.

Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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