OBITUARY

Andrew C. Elliott Jr.

December 7, 1940September 17, 2021

Andrew C. Elliott, Jr. passed away peacefully in his home on September 17, 2021. A memorial service in his honor will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church at 7127 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas. The church asks that all attendees please wear a mask to comply with COVID-19 protocols.

Andy, affectionately known as ACE, was born to Andrew C. Elliott, Sr. and Virginia Manahan Elliott in Meridian, Mississippi, on December 7, 1940. A year later, his father was called to duty to defend his country, and Andy Jr. and Virginia spent time in Dallas and Houston for the duration of the Second World War. When Andy Sr., a petroleum geologist, returned home from Europe, the family first lived in Houston and then moved to Midland where Andy Jr. grew up and enjoyed all the adventures that a young boy can have in West Texas--hunting, running cows, driving fast cars, and fishing. After he graduated from Midland High School, he attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. His long and storied banking career began in Midland with Midland National Bank. Then he moved to Houston to work for Texas Commerce Bank. In Houston, he met the love of his life and his wife of 38 years, Barbara Haldeman. They married in 1969. After a brief stop in Bryan, where their oldest daughter, Ginny, was born in 1971, they moved to Austin to make the small university town their home--even though his blood ran maroon. He loved being the loud and proud Aggie in the Longhorn town.

Andy and Barbara welcomed their second daughter, Shannon, in 1973. Andy Elliott was known to many as the conservative, small-town banker who loved his colleagues. He was a fair, honest businessman with a sharp acumen and an inspiring, no nonsense leader. His career in Austin began at American Bank. As the years went by, he journeyed through many other Austin banks, including Texas State Bank and Republic Bank. After 20 years and seeing NationsBank through its final merger, he retired from Bank of America as the Regional Executive. In addition to his banking career, he sat on many boards and was very active in both the Midland and Austin communities. Just to highlight a few, he worked with the Austin ISD Foundation, the Seton Fund, the Fasken Foundation, and the RAM Foundation. He loved Texas A&M University. He was a member of the Former Students Board and the Evans Library Board. He loved cheering for the Fightin’ Texas Aggies. He had an acute love of country and a strong sense of patriotism.

Most importantly, Andy adored spending time with his family and his beloved wife, Barbara. He loved supporting the Westlake Chaparrals, piddling at the lakehouse at Lake LBJ, and vacationing at South Padre Island. He also had a love of the outdoors--training his Labrador retrievers, hunting ducks at St. Charles Bay Club and deer in Sierra Blanca and fishing with his buddies. Even though both daughters chose to attend Texas University (as it was always known to him), he loved having them in town, encouraged their education, and was proud that both became teachers, even donating money and boxes of pencils to their classrooms through the years. Andy was a loyal friend and a mentor to many. One of his favorite roles to play was that of grandfather to his four grandchildren. When people were in his company, he made them feel valued; he listened intently; and he offered sage advice.

Andy was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Haldeman Elliott and his parents Virginia and Andrew C. Elliott, Sr.. He is survived by his daughter, Ginny, her husband Scott Wenger, and their children, Luke and Adam of Southlake, Texas; his daughter, Shannon, her husband Jason Harvey, and their children, Ross and Elizabeth of Austin; and his brother, Bob Elliott, and his wife Stephanie of Dallas. Andy will be missed by many family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation or the Central Texas Food Bank.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Shirley Ellis

October 1, 2021

Andy and I were associated through banking for many years. He was a very astute banker, leader, and my friend. Always upbeat and charming, it was a pleasure to work with Andy. Unique in so many ways, he has left us with wonderful memories, but the world has lost a very special man.

Shirley Ellis

Laura "Desilets" Fuqua

September 27, 2021

Ginny and Shannon - I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. You were both the light of his world.....as was your mom. I remember him bringing you to the office each year in December to wrap your mom's Christmas gift....it was a tradition. Then he would take you both to the Headliner's Club for Shirley Temples. In the midst of my grief, I am looking for the positive, and am so very grateful that our lives crossed paths here on this earth for some of the same time. I worked directly for him for over 14 years and then stayed in touch afterwards. He was a boss, a father figure, a friend, a role model and I love him so much. Blessings to you and your family and all those who love your dad. Laura Fuqua

Retta Shindler

September 27, 2021

I had the pleasure of working for Andy most of my banking career. When we first met I was a young, small town girl with not a lot of confidence-his mentorship and continued support throughout the years have been greatly appreciated. Gig’em Aggies❤️

Brucks Bader

September 27, 2021

So sorry to hear about Andy passing.Andy was one of my best friends while we were @ A&M-we had a lot of good times together.May he Rest In Peace!

Davis Ford

September 26, 2021

I was a member of the Texas A&M Former Students when Andy was active. He was such a respected man and Aggie and I am so grateful to have raised Kristy and Shannon alongside each other! I look forward to making a donation in his honor.
Davis Ford ‘59

Bill Renfro

September 26, 2021

Very sad to learn of Andy’passing. A very dear friend, colleague, and good man. He will be missed by all who knew him. God Bless🙏

Kyle Baker

September 21, 2021

ACE was a special friend of mine. We started our banking careers together back in the 1970s . That was when banking was fun. Andy was the professor of his banking trade...loyal, honest and no nonsense. That was his trait. Andy was very much a family man. He did love his family and was always following his girls around to their activities. He and Barbara were a real match. He had a keen sense to know when to say "Yes Ma'am or No Ma'am" when Barbara was giving him instructions. Andy was a true Aggie through and through. Since I have three in the family and four "Want A B" grandkids, I now understand what that means. I already miss those cold nasty mornings setting in the duck blind freezing to death when he would look over and say " Isn't this fun". You will be missed.

Kyle "Bake" and Linda Baker

Ruth Allred

September 21, 2021

I met Andy in the 6th grade at Sam Houston Elementary in Midland, and went steady with him through our Junior year at Midland High School. He was dead set on going to A&M and I was a die hard Longhorn! In Austin he became my brother-in-laws banker, and then his daughter married a Wichita Falls boy, and our paths crossed again. When my niece went to Texas her best friend was Andy Elliott’s daughter. Andy and I have texted for years with fond memories of growing up in Midland, Texas! Andy was personable, friendly, smart and kind and I will remember him always as a very dear friend.
Ruth Ann Erskine Allred

John Prewitt

September 21, 2021

I worked at RepublicBank Austin from 1985-1987 and during that time got to know Andy. He was a great leader of our Bank and while serious about the business of banking, he also was very down to earth and would talk with anyone. Andy was a great story teller and had a wonderful sense of humor. He created and was a great steward over a work culture that was second to none in my 30 year banking career. He truly cared about people who worked at the Bank and went out of his way to show he cared. All of us who worked for Andy considered him first and foremost as a friend that we loved. He will be greatly missed.

Jean Johnson

September 19, 2021

Ginny and Shannon, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I worked with Andy for 28 years and loved him like a brother. He loved his family and his Aggies. His death is a hard one for his many friends. My prayers are with you and your families in thanks for this special man and comfort for your loss.

Jean and Larry Johnson ‘66

FROM THE FAMILY