Lloyd Purnell Elliott of Lancaster, Pa., formerly of Laurel, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.

Lloyd was born in Laurel in 1948, son of the late Howard and Jane (Purnell) Elliott. He was a 1966 graduate of Laurel High School. He received a bachelors degree from the University of Delaware followed by an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Lloyd served in the U.S. Army Reserve until his honorable discharge as a Captain in 1981. He was a longstanding freemason and member of the American Legion.

Lloyd started his career in the early 1970s as a manager at Sears and worked for several years at Danskin, Inc. He was an enterprising business owner, co-owning and operating several businesses, including a donut store with three locations, then a children’s clothing store called Kinder Bin Kids for a decade in the 1980s and 90s with five different locations. Lloyd later pursued his strong interest in financial markets by serving as a financial advisor, then ultimately retiring from Nationwide Securities as a compliance officer.

A proud boat owner, Lloyd grew up on the water around Oak Orchard and always felt most contented around the ocean and water.

Lloyd is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pamela T. Elliott; a daughter, Sharon Lynn Elliott; two sons, Christopher L.W. Elliott and his wife Sarah, and Jonathan W. Elliott and his wife Erin; a granddaughter, Sedona R. Elliott; a sister, Billie Jane Wheatley; his beloved cousins, nieces and nephews, and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother-in-law, Robert J. Wheatley. A few days before his passing, Lloyd’s granddaughter asked her “Baba” what he thinks is most important for family to always remember. He said, “Always support each other – always!”

A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 10 -10:45 a.m. at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, 700 West Street in Laurel. A graveside committal service with Military Honors will take place at 11 a.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel. A luncheon will then follow the graveside service at Abbott’s on Broad Creek in Laurel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Lloyd’s name to your local chapter of the American Legion or the Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hsdfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.