William  Elliott


William "Ott" O. Elliott Jr.

William "Ott" O. Elliott Jr., born Louis Anderson, legally changed his name to the same as his father's. Ott was born October 18th, 1931 in the old Chickasha Hospital. He attended Chickasha schools, graduating in 1949 from CHS where he lettered in football. He graduated junior college from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, MO in 1951 and Oklahoma University with a B.B.A. in Business January 1954. By completing his ROTC program, Ott received commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF. He began his career in oil related business with Adams Resources in Houston, TX. Before being called up to service in April 1954 to Pine Castle AFB, near Orlando, FL, he married Roberta Louise Quayle. He then returned to Houston and worked for Sinclair Refining Co. In 1959 he formed Elliott Oil Co., signing a jobber agreement with Humble Oil & Refining Co. (now Exxon), to open a new territory in western Oklahoma, based in Altus. He also developed a common carrier business, transporting fuels to service stations, Altus AFB, and Tinker Field. In Altus he was a bank director, director and treasurer of the Altus Chamber of Commerce, and director and treasurer of the Oklahoma Oil Marketer's Association. In 1980 he semi retired in Chickasha, where he was a member of the Epworth Methodist Church. Ott was also a member of the "O" Club and a lifetime member of the OU Alumni Association. A supporter of CHS football and baseball activities, he was devoted to his hometown to the end. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Bobi, of the home, daughters Debi Freeman of Edmond, Lori Riggs of Moore, Grandson Grant Willoughby of Nichols Hills, Brother William "Tex" David Elliott of Chickasha, niece Nancy Jarvis of Chickasha, niece Vicki Clem of Tuttle, and Nephew Steven Saathoff of Anadarko. Preceding in death were his parents William O. Elliott Sr. and Lorraine Shaw Elliott, son William "Bill" O. Elliott III, Father-in-law William E. Quayle, Sister-in-law Mary Lois Saathoff, and his special cousin Nancy Nye Harrell. Ott passed this life Wednesday evening, December 6th 2017, in the Norman Veterans' Center. A memorial service will be held at 2pm Saturday, December 9th 2017, at Epworth United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Norman Veterans' Center. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Published on December 8, 2017
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