Ripley - Albert Donald "Shorty" Elliott, 90, of Ripley, WV passed away April 28, 2021 at his home following an extended illness.
He was born January 22, 1931 in Cedar Grove, WV, a son of the late Tom Elliott and Susan Thornton. In addition to his parents, his step mother, Mary Elliott; and several brothers and sisters also preceded him in death.
Albert, in his younger years, was a singer and worked with carnivals when they were in town. He was a coal miner, worked at the state house in Charleston, and then worked in truck service until his retirement.
Albert had many friends over the years and never met a stranger. He could hand feed any wild animal including deer, racoons, wild geese and especially his hummingbirds. He was known in the community as "The Birdman of Parchment Valley." The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Lindsey Keeney; Coplin Health Care and the staff of Hospice, his Hospice nurse, Emily, Jackson County EMS, and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.
Survivors include his children, Donald (Vicki) Elliott of Clendenin, WV, Donna Elliott of Ripley, WV, Thomas (Laura) Elliott of Charleston, WV, Mildred (Larry) Williams of Ripley, WV, Frances Elliott of Ripley, WV and Lucretia (Grover) Cochran of Kentucky.
Surviving grandchildren, Albert Oneil, James Oneil, Tiffany Cochran, James Elliott, Christopher Elliott, Sara Elliott, James Watson, Michelle Watson Metz, Kevin Cochran and special adopted grandchildren, Jeff Scott, Angie Scott Knipp, Jeff (Chrystal) Williams.
Surviving great grandchildren include, Noah Elliott, Grant Elliott, Kada Cochran, Caroline, Deklan, Ladrien, Kadan Cochran, Jasper Watson, Kaiden Kiser, Maci Kiser, Brailey Oneil, Christian Embry, Brennan Embry, Kayla Brookshire, Isabella Metz, Presley Metz, Emalyn Metz, Reece Metz; sisters, Geneva Igo of Dunbar, WV and Dolly Peele of Charleston, WV and brother, Robert (Chery) Elliott of Charleston, WV.
A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me." Remember the best times, the laughter, the song, the good life I live while I was strong. Continue my heritage; I'm counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don't worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin until the day comes, we're together again.
Services for Albert will be 2 p.m., Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV with Pastor Adam Nester officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Ripley, WV.
Condolences may be shared at: castofuneralhome.com
Posted online on May 04, 2021