OBITUARY

Hubert Don Elliott

March 14, 1954September 8, 2018
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A memorial service for Hubert Don Elliott, 64, of Canton, will be held 2 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at the Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bro. Larry Reneau and Bro. Altos Womble officiating. Internment will be in Haven of Memories.

Mr. Elliott passed away September 8, 2018 at his home. He was born March 14, 1954 in Canton to Hubert Lee and Melissa Iveda Easley Elliott.

Don was a Christian by faith. He was a lifelong resident of Canton. Don was a master electrician and could fix anything. He had worked for the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Terrell.

Mr. Elliott is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Jennifer Dawn Elliott.

Don is survived by his wife of 40 years, Debra Elliott of Canton; step-daughter, Monica Roberts of Canton; step-son, Jason Ketcherside of Terrell; five grandchildren; and a sister, Sue Womble of Athens.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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Biography

    Hubert Don Elliott was a modest man, quiet and observant in his ways. He was trustworthy and traditional in his approach to his life and in his relationships. He was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew him. He was also a man who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything he undertook. Realistic about life, he was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

Hubert Don was born on March 14, 1954 at home in Canton, Texas. His parents were Hubert and Iveda Elliott. Hubert Don was raised in Canton, Texas. He was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve him well throughout his life.

Growing up in the Elliott household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Hubert Don was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared, and he was the one person in the family who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Hubert Don was raised with two siblings. He had an older brother, Billy, and an older sister, Sue. Hubert Don was constantly involved in activities with his brothers and sisters. Hubert Don and his siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Hubert Don was always consistently loyal to his family.

While his teachers and even his friends generally thought of Hubert Don as being a serious person, he managed to have a pretty good time in high school as he made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He graduated from Canton High School in 1973. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Hubert Don was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using his exceptional memory, he was able to learn much through observation. Hubert Don always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though he could easily master any problem that might be presented to him.

On May 11, 1979 and again on November 14, 2004 Hubert Don exchanged wedding vows with Debria Kay Childers at the Phalba Church and the second time at the Justice of the Peace's office of Canton, Texas. Compassionate and devoted to Debria, Hubert Don held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. He took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it his total commitment. He was a source of strength to Debria and using his gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, he worked hard to make his new family happy.

Hubert Don brought the same traditional values in his marriage to bear on how he raised his children. He was a good parent to them, always firm yet fair in his dealings. He would always listen carefully and think things through before he acted, even when it was an adverse situation. Hubert Don was also a walking schedule, always seeming to know what everyone in the family needed to do, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Hubert Don was blessed with one daughter and two step-children, Jennifer Elliott, Monica and Jason Ketcherside. They were also blessed with one granddaughter and four step-grandchildren, Alaina Estes, Courtney Roberts, Charity Roberts, Tyler Ketcherside and Madison Ketcherside.

Hubert Don greatly enjoyed what he did for a living. He was a hard worker who expected the same in return from his co-workers. He was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Hubert Don enjoyed dealing with concrete ideas and could penetrate any amount of fuzzy information to reach the essential facts. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Hubert Don was excellent at meeting deadlines. He was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. His primary occupation was maintenance-electrician. He was employed for seventeen years with Wal-Mart DC 6056. Hubert Don worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Hubert Don was an Army Veteran. Hubert Don saw action for six months before receiving his honorable discharge. A literal thinker who possessed a calm exterior, Hubert Don seemed to enjoy the routines set forth by the military. His results-oriented approach to things made him committed to the job, and he understood well his role in serving his country.

Hubert Don liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into his hobbies, where he was very methodical in how he organized his activities and categorized things. Since he enjoyed his private time, Hubert Don always tried to allocate a specific time for working on his hobbies. His favorite pursuits were working on machinery and cars. Hubert Don was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

Hubert Don was a man who was dedicated and devoted to his faith. He was a member Phalba Church for two years and then Clearview Church for two years. He was a sympathetic man who valued his beliefs and was willing to work tirelessly for them.

Hubert Don sought out practical solutions, not individual recognition. He was always grounded and objective, feeling a strong sense of responsibility for taking care of what needed to be done. This selfless attitude earned Hubert Don many accolades for his efforts and achievements. Some of his most prestigious awards included Master Electrician.

Hubert Don enjoyed traveling and taking vacations. Since he was an early starter and had a knack for planning everything, traveling with Hubert Don appeared effortless. He enjoyed researching all of his examined options and applying cost-effective planning techniques. Plus, no matter where he traveled, Hubert Don always had a backup plan at the ready, just in case. Favorite vacations included Galveston, Texas and traveling to Georgia and Tennessee.

Hubert Don was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Hubert Don’s favorites was Jake, a Rottweiler. They were best friends for fifteen years at the time of Don's death.

Hubert Don Elliott passed away on September 8, 2018 at his home in Canton, Texas. Don fought a brave battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife, Debria; step-children: Monica and Jason; five grandchildren: Alaina, Courtney, Charity, Tyler and Madison; and a sister, Sue. Services were held at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Hubert Don was laid to rest in Haven of Memories.

Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Hubert Don Elliott. He was committed to living the life of a good man who was both practical and trustworthy. He was committed to the traditional values that he upheld his entire life. He committed himself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around him. Most of all, he was committed to those he knew and loved.