John Patrick Elliott, 71, of Brownwood passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at a local nursing home.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

John was born to Norman and Edith (Andersen) Elliott on Feb. 27, 1944 in Miami, Fla. John served in the United States Army and Merchant Marines. He cared for others and was a man of integrity. John loved working with leather, being outdoors, playing music, and his dogs.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Emma Andersen Elliott and one brother, James Elliott.

John is survived by his son, Asa Elliott of Oregon; grandson, Gavin Elliott; sisters, Gerda McQueen and husband Bill of Briggs, and Helene Davis of Brownwood; and brother, Terry Peterson and wife Becky of California. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Oak Ridge Manor and Gentiva Hospice for all of their compassion and care. Memorials can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Johnís honor. Online condolences for the family are welcome at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com.