Robert E. Ellis Jr.

Date: 06/01/2011

Funeral services for Robert E. Ellis Jr., 90, of Wylie were held May 25, 2011, at Allen Funeral Home in Wylie. Interment followed at Garland Mills Cemetery.
The Rev. Jerry North, Minister and the Rev. Randy Bird, Minister officiated.
Mr. Ellis died May 22 in Garland.
He was born Nov. 19, 1920, south of Wylie and graduated from Wylie High School. He married Gloria Pelton June 14, 1941 in Rockwall.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Wylie and Higher Trails Cowboy Church at Merrit.
His family said he was a person who never sat idle. As a young boy he worked many farm jobs. As an employee of Humble Gas Co., he delivered gas to the area gas stations. He owned his own construction company and helped build the Lavon Dam by hauling loads of white rock.  He graveled, maintained and applied blacktop to streets in Wylie when roads were nothing but black mud.
Mr. Ellis worked at the Wylie Cotton Gin part time and also worked for Temco and Intercontinental in Garland. He helped build the B-24 during the World War II. He worked at Capital Wire and Cable in Plano as well as Richardson ISD, from which he retired in the ’70s to start his own heating and air conditioning company, Ellis & Son. Later, Mr. Ellis turned the company over to his son, who still runs it.
When he had spare time, he loved to deer hunt and take short vacations with family and friends.
“He was a wonderful, loving husband, father and a great grandpa,” his family said. “He was so proud of his 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.”
Survivors include his son, Glen Ellis and his wife Janet of Wylie; daughters, Sharon Taylor and her husband Larry and Janet Magee and her husband Les of Wylie.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Ellis; daughter, Guindland Ellis; parents, Robert and Fannie Ellis; brothers, Ira Ellis and Melvin Ellis; stepbrother, Charles Ellis; sisters, Mary Ellis and Lula Belle Frederick; and stepsisters, Hettie Rodgers and Minnie Ellis.
Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home of Wylie.

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