Phil Thomas Elliott, Jr. of Savannah Georgia passed away on Tuesday May 4, 2021, at the age of 92. Phil died peacefully with his beloved family by his side.
Phil, an only child, was born in Birmingham Alabama on June 19, 1928 to father Phil Thomas Elliott, Sr. and mother Viola Elliott. At a young age, Phil’s father moved the family to Rochester, NY where he would finish high school and then attend Amherst College in Massachusetts. Upon graduation, Phil would join Eastman Kodak. His early career would be interrupted for four years as he enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. It was while he was in the service in San Antonio, Texas that he would meet and marry the love of his life, Marjorie Ruth “Tex” Elliott. Phil’s career with Kodak would span nearly 40 years. He held increasingly important positions. His most satisfying position was Photofinishing Plant Manager in Atlanta, Georgia. After retiring, Phil and Ruth would live in many wonderful places including Lake Oconee, Georgia, the Florida Keys, Bonita Springs, Florida and finally Savannah, Georgia. They enjoyed family, traveling, and fellowship with church members and friends.
Phil was proceeded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Ruth: children, Phil (Jeanne) Elliott, Linda Elliott, Cynthia (Andy) Gvist, Bradley (Jane) Elliott: grandchildren, Crystal Couturier, Kate Castleman, Lauren Scott, Kari Arflin, Jeremy Deich, Kristin Swanstrom, Amanda Shafer, Chase Campbell, Paige Elliott, and Kyle Elliott: and 13 great grandchildren.
Services and final wishes will be private. People wishing to honor Phil’s lifelong example of devoted husband, father, and friend can donate to the Alzheimer's Association.
We are so sorry for your loss. God has lifted him up.
- Annette and Harris Mathieu, Bonham, Texas
He was a great man. I have always and will always love him.
- Scott Guice, Bonham , Tx
I will always love my Uncle Phil. He was a great man. I have such fond memories of times our families spent together! And he loves his beer at a certain cold temp which I think was maybe 65 or 62 degrees. My prayers are with you all and may he Rest In Peace.
- Christi Harvey, Hiuston, Tx
Loved that man and his beloved wife Ruth. Great memories. Love you Elliott family!!!!
- Chris Dukelow Stevens, Fort Mill, SC
I have so many happy memories of the Elliott family at Honeoye Lake. Phil was a lovely man, charming and funny. I loved his laugh! Sending you all love and prayers, always.
- Marri Dukelow Buchanan, Crumpler , NC
My prayers are with the family I will always remember Mr. Phil He would tell me to wear my orange shoes because he likes to see me in that color. And when I wear my orange shoes he would say you made my day. And when I don't wear my orange shoes he would say where is your orange shoes. So I tried to wear my orange shoes to see the joy on his face. Rest in Peace my friend.
- Bennie Benniefield, Savannah, Georgia
There was no finer man than our Uncle Phil. He will be greatly missed. God bless all the Elliott family at this sad time.
- Greg and Susan Ahern, Hurst, Texas
We are so sorry to hear about Phil's passing. He was such a sweet man who was so devoted and worried about Ruth's wellbeing. He is at peace now and will be watching over all his loving family. Keep all the good memories close to your hearts. From their Home Instead Family
- Maureen Evans-Home Instead, Savannah, GA
So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. Always enjoyed the good times we had with Phil & Ruth when they lived in Bonita. Our prayers are with all of you at this time.
- Gil &Lois Poretti, Bonita Spings , Florida
Phil and Ruth were great friends We spent a lot of time together tra eling and going out to eat. We are still living in the house we purchased from him. Our condolences to the family.
- Jim and Dorothy koedyker , Bonita springs, Fl
We shall always remember Phil as a perfect gentlemen and very nice neighbor when the resided in Bonita Springs. Our deepest sympathy to his lovely wife Ruth And family. Peace and blessing
- Sam snd Eleanor pietrifitta, Bonita Springs, Fl
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel