Dr. Lloyd Elliott, Jr. passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, just days after his 50th birthday.
Growing up on a hog farm in Estill Springs, Tenn., Dr. Elliott learned to appreciate nature and animals. His parents and extended family fostered a desire to explore, to excel, to discover how things work, to laugh, to follow God and to respect himself and his neighbor. Dr. Elliott was the son of the late Lloyd Elliott, Sr. and Virginia Smith Elliott of Estill Springs, Tenn. His wife and soul mate is Laura Benton Pulliam Elliott. Their twin sons Ben and Jack Elliott of Franklin, KY. Dr. Elliott worked at Crocker Animal Hospital for 25 years.
He graduated from Franklin County High School in Winchester, Tenn. and from the University of Tennessee as an undergrad and veterinarian. Dr. Elliott was active in Sulfur Spring Baptist Church where he served and was served in many ways. Dr. Elliott had traveled on mission trips to Eastern Kentucky and Nicaragua, where he used veterinary medicine to share God’s word. Travels with his family took him to New England, the Pacific Northwest, the American West, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, France and Morocco, but his favorite place was home.
An outpouring of love for Dr. Elliott during his illness and passing reinforced how many of God’s creatures – those with two legs and four – appreciated Dr. Elliott’s kindness, professionalism, friendship, flexibility, generosity, resourcefulness and Christian character. His legacy lives on at Crocker Animal Hospital through all the lives he touched and the exceptional care he gave his patients.