Earl Ellis, 88, of Hillsboro, died on July 10, 2023 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Ellis was born on Oct. 22, 1934, in Taylorville, Erman and Frances (Lewis) Ellis. He married his love Joanne Finke, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 2018.
Mr. Ellis graduated from Hillsboro High School and soon after went into the United States Army for a couple of years. Once he left the military, he worked as a farmer and a mechanic. Mr. Ellis was also an Irving Road Commissioner for over 15 years. He was a part of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau as well as attended the Irving United Methodist Church.
Mr. Ellis is survived by five children, Barbara (Randy) White of Fillmore, Edwin (Melissa) Ellis of Durham, MO., Robert Ellis of Irving, Marie Wilson of Edinburg and Keith (James) Ellis of Litchfield; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruby Ellis of Litchfield.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Sue Ellis; his siblings, Wayne Ellis, Virginia Whitworth, Dale Ellis, Edith Kunz and Velma Dewitt.
Memorials may be made to the Montgomery County Cancer Association (MCCA). Condolences can be left online at www.houghfuneralhomes.com.