Col Jack W. Elliott

Col Jack W. Elliott, 73, of Montgomery, Alabama, formerly of Swansea, IL, born Thursday, September 29, 1938, in Double Springs, AL, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at his residence in Alabama.

Mr. Elliott was a retired Air Force Chaplain (Colonel) and a Southern Baptist Minister who was ordained at Capitol Heights Baptist Church and served as a pastor and Air Force Chaplain, devoting his life to God.  He was a member of Capitol Heights Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. Mr. Elliott graduated from the University of Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA.  He served in the Air Force for 37 years and earned numerous awards and decorations.  Mr. Elliott was an avid Alabama fan - Roll Tide!

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Wife: Sandra Y. nee Blanchard Elliott
  • Parents: Toncie and Ila M. nee Davidson Elliott

Surviving are his:

  • Daughters:
    • Elizabeth Williamson of Wetumpka, AL
    • Kimberly Harrison of Prattville, AL
  • Son: Christopher Elliott of Vestavia, AL
  • Step-Daughters:
    • Melissa Absher of Bluffton, SC
    • Courtney Schwable of Belleville, IL
  • 12 grandchildren
  • Sisters:
    • Louise Baldy of Haleyville, AL
    • Carolyn  Hood of Brilliant, AL
  • Brother, Boyd Chasteen, Jr. of Hartselle, AL.

In lieu of flowers: Memorials may be made to the St. George Episcopal Church or the American Cancer Society.

Funeral Service:  Funeral services were held from the Chapel of Alabama Heritage Funeral Home at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011.  The family received friends from 2 - 4 p.m. prior to the service.  

Memorial Service:  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2011 at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Belleville, IL. Burial will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. Family will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences left for Col Jack W. Elliott:

    Dear Courtney, Melissa & family,

    Please know how truely heartbroken I was to hear of Jack's passing, but how comforting to know Sandra is waiting with open arms to welcome him. What a wonderful, gentle & caring man he was & I am very blessed to have known him.

    My deepest sympathy,

    Bonnie Gundlach Shiloh Il 62269