He was born at Cabool on July 19, 1952, the son of Donald and Isabell Elliott.
He attended Cabool Schools before moving to Thief River Falls, Minnesota, to work at a sugar beet plant, and he also purchased and operated a wheat farm. He returned to Cabool in 1978 with his farm tractors in tow to assist with the family farm and was employed as a custodian at Cabool Elementary School.
Junior enjoyed tinkering with classic vehicles and farm machinery. He loved visiting with family, friends and neighbors. Another hobby was cooking and baking, and a specialty of his was chocolate oatmeal cake. He enjoyed hunting and hosting deer camp for family and friends. As a treat during deer camp on Sunday mornings, he would cook pancakes and chocolate syrup for the hunters.
His health has declined for many years and he resided at Kabul Nursing Home the past 16 years.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Isabell Elliott, and siblings Rex Elliott and Margaret Smith.
He is survived by his siblings, Kimberly Elliott, Donna Jones, John Elliott and Sue Nettles, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and one uncle.
Junior had a big heart and will be missed by family, friends and his family of caregivers at Kabul Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the funeral chapel with Pastor David Carroll officiating and Sara Swisloski providing special music, “Peace in the Valley” and “Amazing Grace.” Pallbearers were Ryan Elliott, Shane and Steven Hennesy, Chase, Doug and Trent Jones, Kirk Nettles, and Dusty Rollins. Junior’s final resting place will be next to his father, mother, grandparents, aunt and siblings at Miller Cemetery near Elk Creek, Missouri. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.