Thomas Elliott


Thomas Max Elliott, 62, of Columbus, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 22, 2016, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison after a short bout with cancer.

He had been a truck driver for many years and was presently employed by Transforce, Inc. He was a member of Hope Masonic Lodge and was a former member of the Moose Lodge.

Tom was an avid NASCAR fan, loved to tinker in his garage and do woodworking. He also made a mean apple pie.

Tom’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with Pastor Gerald Hancock officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday. Burial will be at Hope Moravian Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bartholomew County Humane Society or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, through the funeral home.

Born in Columbus, Indiana, February 12, 1954, Tom was the son of Max and Jean Essex Elliott. He married Sharon Guthrie and she preceded him in death.

Tom is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Elliott (Stuart) Messum of Addlestone, England; a son, Brett (Lori) Elliott of Louisville; grandchildren, Gus, Owen and Digby Messum of Addlestone, England, and Lena and William Elliott of Louisville; a sister, Suzie Norman of Hope; a brother, Rob (Stacy) Elliott of Seymour; a nephew, Andy Norman of Indianapolis; nieces, Ashley (Braden) Loyd of Columbus, Breanna (Troy Sparks) of Seymour, Taylor Elliott of Scottsburg and Bethany Coomer of Seymour; and a girlfriend of three years, Teresa Shepherd of Columbus.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Jean, his wife, Sharon Elliott, and his brother-in-law, John Norman.

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