Phillip Donald Elliott

July 19, 1961 - January 4, 2020

NORMAN - Don Elliott: The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

Don died of a worn-out, much used heart. He loved BIG!!!

The biggest loves of his life were his pride and joy- his three sons Cutter (24) Jackson (14) and Chance (12).

Cutter inherited Don’s love of music. He is an incredibly talented singer of all things country from where Don got his roots. Born in Braman, Okla. and raised in Eureka, Kan. He was a cowboy through and through. Cutter has also developed Don’s charm and charismatic ways.

Jackson got Don’s love of cars- “Drive fast- love hard” was Don’s motto and Don’s life story was represented by which amazing car he had at the time. Jackson also got those Native genes and can run like the wind. He is a talented cross-country and track athlete.

Chance follows his dad’s footsteps as both a talented football player and an entrepreneur with an amazing work ethic. At 12, he already has his own lawn care business. Don’s ability to roll up his sleeves and get to work inspired all those he mentored throughout his incredible restaurant career.

He was a bull-riding, Harley revving, music-loving, story-telling, foodie who never met a stranger. He was larger than life with an even bigger heart and he will be missed.

He is survived by his parents Phil & Janie Elliott, his Uncle and Aunt Randy & Betty Elliott, his Aunt Sherry Thomas Lathers, his brother Ross Crain and his wife Emily, his three sons Cutter, Jackson and Chance and several ex-wives.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 8, at 2 p.m., at Countdown Event Center in Norman, Okla.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to SWOSU rodeo program in Don Elliott’s name.

The Eureka Herald

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Eureka, KS 67045

Phone: 620-583-5721

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