Kenneth Lee Ellis, Sr.

Born: Mon., Mar. 10, 1941
Died: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Family to do services at later date

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Mr. Kenneth Lee Ellis, Sr., age 78, of Waycross, passed away Tuesday afternoon (8/20/19) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following a short illness.

Born March 10, 1941 in Tampa, Florida, he was a son of the late Jesse and Ida L. Joyce Ellis.  He had lived many years in Tampa but had lived in Waycross for the past 25 years.  He had been self-employed for most of his life constructing cypress lawn furniture.  He was of the Baptist faith. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Wilma Wilson Ellis; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Tim Beverly;  and a grandson, Shane Beverly.

Survivors include his 2 daughters, Donna Halterman (husband Tracy) of Waycross and Karen Moshier (husband Dean) of Metamora, Michigan; 1 son, Kenny Ellis, Jr. (wife Kristine) of Blackshear; 10 grandchildren, Amanda Hood (fiancé Phillip Morris) of Waycross, Shawna Ellis of Virginia, Michelle Halterman of Blackshear, Daniel Halterman of Waycross, Angela, Ashlee, and Adam Campbell, all of Michigan, Kimberly Loughran (husband John) of St. Petersburg, FL, Ricky Welker of Wooster, Ohio, and Adam Welker of St. Petersburg, FL; 16 great grandchildren; a brother, Buck Ellis of Okeechobee, FL; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.


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