JACKSON, OH — James “Jim” Elliott lived life to the fullest — every single day of his 73 years. To say he had a zest for life would be an understatement, said Legacy.
Jackson passed away in his home on Saturday, Sept 10, 2016, with his family with him, the Daily Business News learned from the Ohio Manufactured Homes Association (OMHA).
Legacy states that “…there were not enough hours in the day for Jim to squeeze in all of the things he was so passionate about. Jim loved working hard, playing hard, and spending time with his family and friends. His four grandchildren were his absolute pride, and the source of his greatest joy.”
“OMHA sends it deepest condolences to the Elliot Families on the passing of longtime member Jim Elliott of D&W Homes,” Andrea Reichman, Assistant Director of the OMHA said.
Jim had a legendary work ethic, was an early riser who earned a business education degree from Marshall University.
First as a primary educator, later in the family appliance business, he happened into the manufactured housing industry when the late Terry Johnson encouraged him to work at Johnson’s Mobile Homes.
Elliot was hooked.
“Jim lived by the credo that if you love what you do for a living,” says Legacy, “you will never work a day in your life. He definitely loved his work and built a thriving business in D&W Homes, which he owned and operated for 40 years with his friend and business partner, Bill Miller. Jim took great satisfaction in helping people realize the dream of home ownership, serving the tristate area from five locations in southern Ohio and West Virginia.”
Speaking about family and friends, Reichman said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.”
Elliot is survived by his partner, Karen Eachus; daughter Gwen Elliott; stepson Michael (Suzanne) Eachus; brother Larry (Linda) Elliott; sisters Lynn (Don) Mega and Eleanor (Harold) Trout; and four grandchildren, Samantha Elliott, Gabriel Elliott, James Elliott and Lauren Eachus, stated Legacy.
The MHProNews team wishes to extend our sincere condolences to all touched by Elliot’s loss. ##
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Submitted by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach to the Daily Business News, MHProNews.