Howard Delano Elliott

howard elliott

December 7, 1939 ~ November 19, 2022

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Howard Delano Elliott, 82, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

A native of Buncombe Co., Howard was the son of the late Samuel Wade and Nellie Womack Elliott. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Fran McMahan, Ruth Parham, and Patsy Cox; and brothers, Ken Elliott, Samuel Elliott, Jr., and Lloyd Elliott.

Howard retired from BASF Corp. (American Enka) with 30 years of service. He then continued working at KME, Inc., with his son and brother until retiring in 2002 and moving to Greeneville, TN. Howard loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with all of his heart and was a faithful servant to the Gospel of Christ. Howard was a member of United Baptist Church, Greeneville, TN, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He also weekly visited in the community, visited fellow church members and those in need. Howard attended Trinity Baptist Church after moving back to Asheville in 2019.

Howard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mae Elliott; son, Mark Elliott and his wife, Kim; granddaughter, Amanda Dryman and her husband, Dewayne; grandson, Matthew Elliott and his wife Lauryl; and great-grandchildren, Solomon Dryman, Chloe Dryman, Elora Elliott, and Eloise Elliott.

His family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave., followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Mark Elliott, Matthew Elliott, and Dewayne Dryman will officiate. Interment will then follow at Green Hills Cemetery.

The Elliott family would like to express their sincere and heartfelt gratitude to Aston Park Health Care Center and to Four Seasons Hospice for their exceptional loving care shown to Howard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Howard’s name to the Trinity Baptist Church Missions Ministry, 216 Shelburne Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.


Visitation: November 23, 2022 1:00 pm - May 24, 2024 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: November 23, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: November 23, 2022 3:00 pm

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I,m so sorry to hear about Howard .You were always such a blessing to me . My prayers for peace and comfort for all the family.

  2. We will see him again soon. He was a great man of God and a blessing to us. We are praying for all of you.

  3. I know this is a great loss for Mark and his mother. When my own father passed away in
    2010, I consoled myself with the thought that he was happier then than he had ever been. I hope this is a comfort to you. I love Mark and Kim.

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