Johnny Dale Elliott

October 31, 1951 ~ October 10, 2019

Born in: Washington County , Tennessee
Resided in: Elizabethton , Tennessee

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV).

Johnny Dale Elliott, age 67, of Elizabethton, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Johnny was born on October 31, 1951 to Frank Elliott Jr and Leona Braswell Elliott in Washington County, Tennessee. After graduating high school, he served in the Navy. He also worked for TVA and the United States Post Office. Upon retirement, Johnny had served 32 years in government services. Johnny enjoyed attending ball games at the local schools in East Tennessee.

Johnny and his wife, Barbara, are members of Zion Baptist Church and are attending services at First Freewill Baptist Church in Elizabethton.

In addition to his parents, Johnny is preceded in death by sister, Lynn Presnell; daughter, Becky; and grandson, Eric.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara; daughter, Shae (and husband, Josh) Dunnavant; son, Jeremy (and wife, Mary) Elliott; grandchildren, Gabriel, Carter Rose, Melissa, Christina, Sadie, and Ben; brothers, Danny Elliott and Jackie Elliott; sister, Sherry Harmon; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Washington County Memory Gardens, under the direction of Pastor Nathan Jennings. Please meet at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m.

Memorials are preferred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (


Graveside Service: October 13, 2019 2:00 pm

Washington County Memory Gardens
113 Memory Gardens Dr
Johnson City, TN 37615

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Johnny Dale Elliott 's name.

St. Jude Children's Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN

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  1. Lillian Babb says:

    Barbara, Shae, Jeremy and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Johnny was a wonderful person, loved by everyone
    Who knew him. We will surely miss him. Praying for all of you for peace and
    Comfort in the days and weeks to come.
    Love you all,
    Lillian (Ranae, Chuck and Erica)

  2. Bob Phillips says:

    Condolences from Hampton High School…Class of 1970

  3. BrendaHart says:

    Barbara, Shae and Jeremy, I am so sorry for loss of Johnny. He was a good neighbor. We thought very highly of him. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love and prayers, Brenda and Claude Hart and family

  4. Janette West says:

    Barbara and family, so sorry to here about Johnny. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  5. Jerry Bowers says:

    Barbara ,Jeremy and Shae, We will be praying for you all . Johnny was such an encouragement
    to me over the years. He always greeted me with smile,hug and I love you brother. So thankful
    for the love of Christ he shared with others. We love you all Jerry and Michelle Bowers

  6. Samantha Mcvey McCoury says:

    My prayers are with your family.
    Johnny was a great man.
    He taught me so many things as I grow up.
    Some of my best memories at the auction
    has him in them.
    Dad, Willie, and I loved him and all of you.
    You all will forever be family.

  7. Tenessa Tipton says:

    I’m so sorry. Sending you love and prayers.

  8. Walter and Cornelia Everett says:

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Johnny was a true friend. He is now in a better place. Love in Christ.

  9. Curtis Cannon says:

    Barbara; Teresa and I are so sorry for your loss; I will never forget Johnny and his smile, wit, and being such a great friend! We will see Johnny again soon on that great golden shore! RIP JDE…..

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