Herbert Lee Elliott
1920 - 2008
Herbert Lee Elliott, Col. US Army Retired, 87 of Iowa Park, Texas, died Tuesday, February 12, 2008 after a brief illness.
He was born June 3, 1920 in Walters, Oklahoma to Frank Fujita and Ida Pearl Fujita O’Connell. He and Leola Wolf were married January 28, 1950 in Electra, Texas. He attended high school in El Reno, Oklahoma. He entered the US Army during World War II, serving in the historical 442nd Regimental Combat Division – Cannon Company. He re-entered the Army in 1949 serving in the Korean Conflict and was called back to duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He retired from the military in 1982, serving as the Battalion Commander of the 980th Engineering US Army Reserve Center in Wichita Falls.
He is survived by his wife, of 58 years, of Iowa Park and four children; Donna and husband Bill Franklin of Wichita Falls, Texas, Burrell and wife Sonja Elliott of Seagrove Beach, Florida, Richard (Dick) and wife Donna Elliott of Ardmore, Oklahoma and Jayne and husband Brad Beale of Graham, Texas, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Naomi (Nan) Hamilton of Austin, Colorado and Patricia (Pat) White of Irving, Texas and one brother, Ronnie Fujita, of Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Frank Fujita, Jr. and sister Rita Taylor-James.
A Christian Wake was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 14th at Dutton Funeral Home Chapel of Iowa Park. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, February 15th at Dutton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wichita Falls, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Christ the King Catholic Church of Iowa Park, or a favorite charity.