Lifelong Warner Robins resident, Daniel (“Danny”) Pierce Elliott, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2022, at the age of 61.
Born on May 26, 1961 in Warner Robins, Danny graduated in 1979 from Warner Robins High School where he served as senior class president and played basketball. He went on to attend Valdosta State University where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Danny earned a bachelor’s degree in business and began his career as an admissions counselor at Mercer University. He later worked as a pharmaceutical representative with Johnson & Johnson and occasionally wrote sports columns for local newspapers. In 1991, Danny suffered a severe electrical accident that forever changed his life. God blessed him in 1996 with his marriage to his soulmate, Gretchen.
An avid sports fan--especially of all Georgia Tech athletics, the Atlanta Braves, and the Atlanta Falcons--he was a passionate golfer and was more than proud to have scored a hole in one while living in North Carolina. In addition, he was a longtime, active member of Central Baptist Church where he sang in the choir, played on the church’s softball and R.A. basketball teams, and coached youth basketball. Danny was a Southern Rock aficionado and enjoyed watching movies.
He died along with his wife, Gretchen Welde Elliott, and was preceded in death by his father, Earl Elliott.
Danny is survived by his loving mother, Yvonne Compton Elliott of Warner Robins; his brother, Jim Elliott (Michelle) of Eatonton; his nephews, Jay Elliott (Ferrell) of Atlanta and Mark Elliott (Kylie Taylor) of Smyrna; uncle, Don Compton of Warner Robins; and numerous beloved cousins and other relatives.
Visitation will be Monday, November 14, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 12 noon at McCullough Funeral Home. A funeral service will immediately follow at noon in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Burial will be private at Magnolia Park Cemetery afterwards.
While we mourn the loss of Danny’s physical presence, the family delights in our Lord and Savior’s promise that he gave to Martha in John’s gospel.
The family will accept flowers or donations may be given in his memory to the Tennant Foundation (an intractable pain syndrome study and education project), 336-338 S. Glendora Ave., West Covina, California 91790; intractablepainsyndrome.com.
For friends unable to attend at this time, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mcculloughfuneralhome/live/.
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Monday, November 14, 2022
11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)
Monday, November 14, 2022
Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)
Magnolia Park Cemetery