TIPTON - Elliott Michael, 43, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2021. Born on September 13, 1977 in Syracuse, New York, beloved son of Russell Charles and Judy Ann (Bloom) Tipton. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents Ervin "Bud" and Lois (Varner) Bloom and paternal grandparents Charles R. and Pauline (Schaller) Tipton. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his cherished fiancee, Laura Conner, his sister, Vanessa, with whom he was very close, and her husband, Ryan Fowler, a long-time friend of Elliott's. He adored his young nephew and niece, Lincoln and Alyssa, who called him Unc-cool-cool Elliott and said he was their best friend. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a myriad of friends, including his best buddies Andrew, Chad and Donny, and Jamiann Voshel who was like a sister to him. Elliott was a graduate of Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling, West Virginia, and West Liberty University in West Liberty, West Virginia. He worked in the mortgage industry and was employed by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation in Columbus, Ohio. He was an excellent tennis player and was on both his high school and college teams. He was preparing to play tennis when he suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Elliott was a very loving, kind person and he never met a stranger. He gave great hugs. At Christmas, he enjoyed playing Santa Claus for the children of friends who thought he was the real deal. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with the Rev. Dr. David A. Williams officiating. Committal will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, South Fork.