March 6, 1932 - August 4, 2014
Hobert Donald Elliff, Jr. passed away peacefully Monday, August 4, 2014.
Don or “Donnie” was born March 6, 1932 in Tulia, TX.
He graduated Tulia High School in1951, attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX and was on the Deans Honor Roll. He served in the US Army and was a Naval Cadet. He married Wanda Lindsey of Idalou, TX on June 14, 1957 in Lubbock, TX.
He was preceded in death by his father Hobert Donald Elliff, Sr. and wife Dorothy and his mother Gladys Bailey O’Rouke, his sister Joyce Deal and brother Tommy D. Elliff.
He is survived by his three children Lisa Phillips and her son Joseph Phillips and wife Patricia of Oxford, MS and their two children Addison and Mia, and her daughter Lindsey Gilliland and her husband Hunt and their son William, Tina Canary of Allen, TX, Daniel Elliff and his wife Ginger of Glen Rose, TX and their four children, Michael, Griffin, AshDan, and Stephen.
He was a Construction Engineer most of his adult life. Before retiring in he owned and operated the family wood flooring manufacturing business in Midlothian, TX. After his retirement he donated his time and expertise in the design and engineering of the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose, TX.
His greatest treasure was his family whom he loved and provided for. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren completed his life and gave him great joy.
Before leaving his temporal body and this earthly life, he relinquished his soul to his Lord and is now in the presence of his Savior.
Donnie also enjoyed the mystery of Gods numbers and used them in his quest to invent. He also had three very special friends: Dr. Carl Baugh, Founder of the Creation Evidence Museum, Glen Rose, TX, Dale Caraway of McKinney, TX, best friend since the first grade (whom he visited with the last months of his life) and his school teacher Cybil Mitchell of Rio Rancho, NM.
“Nulla fraus tuta latebris”
The Motto for the Elliff Coat of Arms translates as: No deceit is safe in its hiding place.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252