William 'Butch' Ellis


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Butch Ellis passed away Jan. 2, 2019, after an extended illness at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital.
Butch was born Jan. 27, 1948, in Springfield, Ohio, to William and Crystal Ellis. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1967. He was a proud Army veteran.
He was a self-employed floor installer and worked for Pro Floors in Alexandria. He loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter, Emma Ellis, and grandson, Ben Ellis. He enjoyed fishing and telling "fishing stories." He enjoyed woodworking and could fix or repair anything around the house.
He is survived by sons, Bob (Julie) Ellis and children, Emma and Ben Ellis, and Mike Ellis (Amber Scott) and children, Kyndall and Blake Cox; brother, Joe Ellis of South Carolina; former wife, Patty Ellis of Anderson; stepchildren, Daniel Bennett and Ashley (Cody) Hines; stepgrandkids, Trey and Kaden Bennett and Xaida and Meka Hines; and special friend, Nick Hinton.
Butch was a special brother-in-law to the Buck family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joe Ellis; brother, Mike Ellis of Ohio; sisters, Doris Mason, Mary Jolley and Sandy Ellis; special nieces and nephews, and special cousins in Ohio.
There will be no services per his request.
He will be greatly missed.
Published on January 7, 2019
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