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Herbert L. Elliott

February 5, 1932 — March 26, 2024

West Columbia, Texas

Herbert Leroy Elliott passed away from this life on March 26, 2024, at the age of 92. Herb (Sug) was born in West Columbia, TX to Hubert Robert and Clara Mae Elliott. After completing high school in West Columbia, Herb continued his education at Texas A&I University where he met the love of his life, Katharine Faye Beaumier. After graduation, Herb and Katharine were married on June 7, 1953, in Brenham, TX. Herb then served in the army before they settled back home in West Columbia to start a family. Herb and Katharine were blessed with three daughters who they loved dearly and taught through example how to love the Lord.Herb was a friendly, outgoing person with exceptional wit. If he started telling you a story, you had to pay close attention to determine if it was a fact, a joke or a tall tale. Herb worked for many years at Phillips before having his own heavy equipment, oil field services and other businesses over the years. Herb enjoyed hunting and shared his enjoyment with his family and friends throughout his life. He had many stories to tell about his experiences and thoroughly enjoyed spending this precious quality time with his loved ones. The knowledge and insight Herb was able to pass on to his family throughout his life was truly a precious gift. In recent years he became interested in knife making and spent many hours perfecting his craft. He looked forward to selling his knives at shows since it gave him a chance to talk with many types of people. Herb was a patriotic American who prayed for our nation to be on the right path. Herb believed in giving back to his community and served as a deacon in the Baptist Church, a long time Lion’s Club member and a volunteer providing EMS services and driving an ambulance. Herb (Papa Sug) loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed speaking with them about their activities, watching them play sports, dance in recitals, and participate in various other activities while always supporting and encouraging them along the way. It seemed no other activity gave Herb more joy than spending time watching his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren excel.Herb was preceded in death by his wife Katharine. He is survived by his daughters Mary K (Alan) Autenrieth, Connie (Mark) Garner, Penne Mayer, (exchange students) Bika Mena Fernandez and Catherine Bert. His grandchildren are Joshua (Sara) Autenrieth, Matthew (Jenna) Autenrieth, Colin (Morgan) Garner, Andrew (Allie) Garner, Madison (Jake) Fritsch, Connor McClain. His great-grandchildren include: Drake and Gage Autenrieth; Zoey and Emily Autenrieth; Grayson, Elliott and Whitley Garner; Nathan and Della Fritsch.Funeral services will be held graveside at Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest Cemetery in West Columbia, TX on Monday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by C.T. Baker and Sons Funeral Home, West Columbia, TX. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the: Texas Cowboy Church, 15404 FM 1489, Rosenberg, TX 77471

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