Bruce Edward Elliott, 53, Newcomerstown, was called home Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, following a brief illness.

Born April 21, 1957 in Dover, he is survived by a son, Bruce Edward Garrison; mother, B. Eileen Rife-Elliott; sister, Diana L Elliott; sister-in-law, Teresa (Shawn) Elliott-Stewart; brothers, Stephen R. (Evelyn) Elliott and Leroy (Tanya) Elliott; and sister, Donna Robinson Elliott-Myers. Bruce also leaves behind a large extended family and several life-long friends.

Preceding Bruce in death were his daughters, Lisa Renee and Rebeca Eileen Jo Elliott, both of Newcomerstown; son, Bruce Edward Elliott Jr. of Newcomerstown; father, Leroy Elliott Jr. of Newcomerstown; and brother Vernon E. Elliott of Newcomerstown.

Bruce was a self-employed long distance truck driver most of his life. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, motorcycle riding and water sports. Bruce was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Newcomerstown. But, most importantly, Bruce was a faithful son, brother and father. He was a kind and loyal friend, and a forgiving man. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

Funeral services were Feb. 1, 2011, at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 560 W. State St., Newcomerstown, with Pastor James E. Reed presiding.

Burial followed in the West Lawn Cemetery in Newcomerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to the: Bruce E. Elliott Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 68, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

The Ourant Funeral Home in Newcomerstown was in charge of arrangements.