Dennis Michael Elliott, Sr., age 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Kindred Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Dennis was born on March 17, 1954 in East St. Louis, IL, a son of the late Leo Elliott Jr. and Mary (Kane) Elliott.
Dennis was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. He was a faithful member of World Changing Word of Faith Church in Granite City, IL. Dennis was also an usher at the church; his church family nicknamed him “The Sheriff”. He had retired as an over the road truck driver after many years of dedicated service. Dennis enjoyed fishing in his younger years; however his passion was working on cars. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Dennis will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Elliott.
Dennis is survived by his devoted wife, Karen Elliott of Granite City, IL; sons, Benjamen (Alyssa) Elliott of Granite City, IL, Dennis (Dianna) Elliott Jr. of Okawville, IL; Kris (Chrisi) Williams of Pineville, MO; daughters, Amanda Elliott of Okawville, IL and Wendy (Mike) Schneider of Fairview Heights, IL; step-daughter, Jennifer Pickens of Okawville, IL, two step-sons, Jeremiah (Brandy) Wright of Highland, IL and Ian (Brittany White) of Aviston, IL; siblings, David (Rebecca) Elliott of Mascoutah, IL, Lee Elliott of Collinsville, IL, Sharon (Rodney Kirgan) Baum of Richview, IL and Shanna (Dan) Aldrich of Carlyle, IL; proud grandfather to sixteen grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at World Changing Word of Faith Church, 2801 Marshall Ave. Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church with Pastor Mike Dumas officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with full military honors conducted by the United States Army.
Memorial donations may be given to the Elliott family and donations will be accepted at the church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.