Welcome to the memorial page for

Rodney Thomas 'Tommy' Elliott, Sr.

October 15, 1952 ~ January 20, 2018 (age 65)

Rodney Thomas ‘Big Tommy’ Elliott, Sr., 65, of Abbeville, husband of Wanda Beasley Elliott, died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Abbeville to the late R.B. and Rose Sorrow Elliott.

Big Tommy, as he was fondly known, retired after 21 years of service as a Sergeant from the SC National Guard, Company A 111 Signal Battalion. He was also employed with the Milliken & Co. - Abbeville Plant for 20 years and the Foundry Steel Plant in Anderson for many years. Big Tommy and his family were members of Friendship Baptist Church. Spending time with family and friends, whether it was fishing, hunting or playing with the grandchildren, always brought him much happiness.

Big Tommy is survived by his wife, Wanda, of 43 years of the home; son, Tommy Elliott, Jr. of Abbeville; daughter, Amanda E. Patterson (Josh) of Honea Path; four brothers, Buddy Elliott, Dale Elliott (Dianna), Randy Elliott all of Abbeville and Rick Elliott (Linda) of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Morgan, Rodney, Sadie, Lacey Elliott and Makenzi and Hunter Patterson.

The family will receive friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Monday, January 22, 2018 at Harris Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:00AM Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jason Sturkie officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in the M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery, 140 Inway Dr., Anderson, SC.

The family is at the home.

Memorial contributions, in memory of Tommy, may be sent to MSA Hospice, 690 By-pass 72 NW, Greenwood, SC 29649 or to the charity of ones’ choice.

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Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Elliott family.

 Service Information

January 22, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Abbeville
302 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620

Funeral Service
January 23, 2018

11:00 AM
Harris Funeral Home, Abbeville Chapel
302 N. Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620

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