James Lee Elliott was born December 12, 1950, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Jesse James and Marie R. (Poore) Elliott. He died Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 65 years. James was reared and educated in Tulsa and graduated with the Will Rogers High School Class of 1969. He was married May 11, 1974, in Tulsa to Judy Roach. He spent most of his working life as a respiratory therapist with St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. James enjoyed a variety of pastimes including fishing, and he was an avid Oklahoma Sooner fan. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.
Loving family members include:
His wife; Judy, of the home
Michael Elliott and wife Brandy, of Waynesville, Missouri
Chad Elliott and wife Katie, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Six grandchildren; Tyler Elliott, Kara Elliott, Wyatt Elliott, Dylan Nutt
Cortnee Chartier, and Brenden Chartier
Sister; Judy Winters and husband Jerry.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held 10:00 Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Leonard Pirtle officiating. Committal service and interment will follow at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
— george brock, Monday – April 4, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was fortunate to work with James for many years in the SICU at St John. He was a kind, compassionate and excellent respiratory therapist, and always a pleasure to work with. My heart is heavy. Godspeed my friend. RIP
— Sally Pendergrass, Monday – April 4, 2016
I’m so sorry to hear of James passing. My prayers are with you. I worked with James at St Johns in the SICU.
— Ida Walker, Monday – April 4, 2016
RIP my friend
— Roger Welch, Monday – April 4, 2016
James was an amazing man and an amazing friend. I worked with James in Respiratory Therapy for 22 years, and I learned so many things from him during my career at St. John’s. I will never forget James or the kindness that he showed me. RIP my dear friend, you will be greatly missed.
— Kim Hendricks-Jordan , Tuesday – April 5, 2016
I was fortunate to know James through his years working with my dad in the pulmonary lab. He exuded kindness to everyone both professionally and personally. The world lost a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. RIP Jimmy James.
— Denise Bond, Tuesday – April 5, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to Judy and the family for your great loss.
I didn’t get to see James as much as I wanted do to the Mileage but do have the best memories of the times we did get together. God Bless
— Wes (Butch) Elliott, Tuesday – April 5, 2016
My heart is heavy at this time. I do know what you are going through as I lost my husband 11 years ago today. My prayers are with and your family.
— Edna Mae Cudworth (Elliott), Tuesday – April 5, 2016
I think I have to echo what Kim said: James was an amazing guy!
I worked with James on 11 West for many years. We never had to worry when he was on duty as he always had the patient’s best interest at heart. He worked his rear off for us and his patients, giving it his ‘all’. When James did have a free minute, we always enjoyed listening to the stories of what the kids or family was up to – it was what he loved – his wife, kids & family.
Thank you for sharing James with us.
See you later old friend! Nancy
— Nancy Harris, Tuesday – April 5, 2016
Can hardly believe you are gone. I was just at your retirement party. I loved working with you thru the years here at St. Johns. Your smile was always welcome. God bless you and your family.
— Ruth Cornelison, Tuesday – April 5, 2016
Our hearts go out to Judy and family. James was a great friend and neighbor, We would always see him and Judy outside, either playing with his grandkids or putting in new plants for their flower beds, also James would be tending to mowing.I liked telling them they had the prettiest yard in the neighborhood. We’re going to miss seeing James around. Judy,we’re always here for you if you need anything, Dale & Lynn
— Dale and Lynn Schweikert, Tuesday – April 5, 2016
Fond memories of working with him at SJMC. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
— Linda and Joe Dobelbower, Tuesday – April 5, 2016
— , Wednesday – April 6, 2016
Oh, I will miss seeing your face in the halls of SJMC! Thank you so much for all you taught us youngling health professionals and for being so instrumental in our growth over the years. You are much loved and respected! St. John won’t ever be the same without you. Praying comfort over your family in their time of sadness and loss. You are now whole and free of this world’s imperfections and pain. Be at peace, old friend.
— Rebecca Gage, Thursday – April 7, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Wednesday – April 6, 2016
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Thursday – April 7, 2016
Floral Haven Memorial Gardens
6500 South 129th East Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012