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The Reverend William Tate Elliott

July 5, 1924 April 24, 2019
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Obituary for The Reverend William Tate Elliott

The Reverend William Tate Elliott, 94, of Midland and Traverse City, died Wednesday morning, April 24, 2019 in Traverse City. He was born on July 5, 1924 in Detroit, son of the late Chester and Bessie Hazel (Tate) Elliott. He served his country with the U.S. Army during WWII, from April 15, 1942 thru December 4, 1945 in the South Pacific with the Americal Division.

Reverend Elliott obtained his B.A. Degree from Wayne State University and later graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary where he received his BD., and Master of Divinity Degrees.

He married the former Marian Spence September 9, 1950 in Virginia. She predeceased him November 29, 1974 after twenty-five years of marriage. He later married Catherine Griswold Smith, September 19, 1981 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Midland. She predeceased him November 7, 2006 after twenty-five years of marriage.

Reverend Elliott served several Episcopal churches in Michigan, including: St. Paul’s in Gladwin, Grace in Standish, Trinity in Flushing, and serving St. John’s in Midland for over for 25 years. He served the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan as Chairman of the Standing Committee and the Board of Trustees. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan. His community services included; Member of the Planning Committee of Midland Hospital Center, Ethics Committee at M.M.I, Board of Directors of Spence Engineering, Park Commission of Hope Township, Chaplain of the Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors, Chaplain of the National Americal Division Alumni Association, and the Board of Directors of the 1016 House in Midland.

Surviving are his children: daughter, Helen Elizabeth Elliott and “Son-Son” Douglas, and son, Robert Tate Elliott, all of Traverse City; step-daughter, Valerie Smith of Hope; granddaughter, Ashley Ferguson and her husband Robert of Traverse City; and great-granddaughter, Josephine Elliott Ferguson. In addition to his parents and his two wives, Reverend Elliott was predeceased by his step-daughter, Laurel Tudor, his brother, Robert George Elliott and son-in-law James Dobben.

Funeral Services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 from St. John’s Episcopal Church 405 N. Saginaw Street in Midland. Bishop Catherine Waynick and the Reverend Ken Hitch will both officiate, with burial next to his wife Marian, in the Midland City Cemetery. Military Honors will be presented by the Midland Area Veterans. Reverend Elliott’s family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Rather than flowers, Reverend Elliott’s family requests that memorials be given to the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Gladwin or St John’s Episcopal of Midland.


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Visitation

Monday

6

May

10:30 AM 5/6/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 5/6/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. John’s Episcopal Church

405 N. Saginaw Road
Midland, MI 48640

St. John’s Episcopal Church
405 N. Saginaw Road Midland 48640 MI
United States

Service

Monday

6

May

11:30 AM 5/6/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. John’s Episcopal Church

405 N. Saginaw Road
Midland, MI 48640

St. John’s Episcopal Church
405 N. Saginaw Road Midland 48640 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Midland Cemetery Final Resting Place

3220 Orchard Drive
Midland, MI 48640

3220 Orchard Drive Midland 48640 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. John’s Episcopal Church

405 N. Saginaw Road
Midland, MI 48640
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