Phillip Donald Elliott
Don Elliott: The Man. The Myth. The Legend.
Don died of a worn-out, much used heart. He loved BIG!!!
The biggest loves of his life were his pride and joy- his three sons Cutter (24) Jackson (14) and Chance (12).
Cutter inherited Don's love of music. He is an incredibly talented singer of all things country from where Don got his roots. Born in Braman, Ok and raised in Eureka , KS - he was a cowboy through and through. Cutter has also developed Don's charm and charismatic ways.
Jackson got Don's love of cars- "Drive fast-love hard" was Don's motto and Don's life story was represented by which amazing car he had at the time. Jackson also got those Native genes and can run like the wind. He is a talented cross-country and track athlete.
Chance follows in his Dad's footsteps as both a talented football player and entrepreneur with an amazing work ethic. At 12 he already has his own lawn care business. Don's ability to roll up his sleeves and get to work inspired all those he mentored throughout his incredible restaurant career.
He was a bull-riding, Harley revving, music-loving, story-telling, foodie who never met a stranger. He was larger than life with an even bigger heart and he will be missed.
He is survived by his parents Phil & Janie Elliott, his Uncle and Aunt Randy & Betty Elliott, his Aunt Sherry Thomas Lathers, his brother Ross Crain and his wife Emily, his three sons Cutter, Jackson, & Chance, and several ex-wives.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sat Feb 8th at 2pm at Countdown Event Center in Norman. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to SWOSU rodeo program in Don Elliott's name.
Published on January 7, 2020


Celebration of life

Saturday February 08, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Countdown Event Center
480 24th Avenue Northwest # 132, Norman, OK, USA

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Betty Minyard Allen
Jan 11, 2020
Donnie's Mom, Carolyn Sue, was my first cousin on her Dad's side. The last time I saw Donnie was when he was standing at his Mom's gravesite ,the day of her funeral--there was no doubt that he loved her dearly--what a reunion they are having!! Sorry that I didn't get to know Donnie well--I can tell by reading the posts on this guestbook that he was an outstanding person
Debbie Wiggins Herbold
Jan 08, 2020
I met Don because we are from Eureka, and because we both loved ELVIS! He was a fine man, with 3 fine sons, and I have come to know Cutter too! God Bless Don and his family and friends. God be with you all!
Maggie Yost Osborn
Jan 08, 2020
I always remember the 3rd grade Donnie I taught Frenc to in Eureka and many years later the kind man who was so wonderful at my brother in law’s memorial service with a hug and kindness. So sorry for your loss of such a special man
Sue Flowers
Jan 08, 2020
So sorry to learn of Donny’s passing. He was way too young and was a special guy. My thoughts go out to Phil and Janie and his sons.
Matthew Reeves
Jan 08, 2020
I remember talking to Don at length at a friend's loft in the River Market area of KCMO. It was a close gathering of friends, and he fit in perfectly. He showed real interest in getting to know us and left a lasting impression on me. I'm sorry for your families loss. Rest in peace Don.
Betty Ogle
Jan 08, 2020
May you rest in peace
Suzanne Robinson
Jan 08, 2020
My condolences to his family and friends.
Rae McSweeney
Jan 08, 2020
Donnie was my cousin on his Dad’s side of the family. He was a year older and he was always very nice to me. He was definitely one of those very interesting and special people and I’m so glad to have known him.
Jan 07, 2020
Greg Purkeypile
Jan 07, 2020
My prayers for the family of Don. I did not know Don well as he was younger than I at Eureka High School but a good friend of my youngest brother, Tim Purkeypile. Everything that I have read and heard of Don was that he was a very good man and friend of many. I wish that I would have got to know him better. Rest in Peace Don!
Kevin Browning
Jan 07, 2020
Sending my love and condolences to all his family and friends. Don and I have been friends for close to 45 years the last time we talked a few months ago Don told me I was one of his rodeo hero’s as we grew up And older he has been following me for a long time. We were probably connected in more than rodeo since we had a head on Collision back in about 77 we were both at the high school finals I was older and graduated I just came down the route some younger friends on like Donnie me and my wife at that time and my little sister we’re headed to the motel to Topeka and Donnie was headed back to the rodeo grounds something happened and he came across the road and hit my head on we’ve ...been best friends ever since me and my friend Andy Sherman as well as a friend of Don’s made the trip Saturday to see him he took his last breath as we walked in the room I held his hand within minutes after it happened and I could swear I felt them squeeze my hand in that told me that he was still there and knew we was there it might’ve been my imagination but I swear I felt it but I knew his spirit was in the room when we was there he’s a heck of a guy he will be missed by all of usRead more