Earnest Ellis
Tuesday
19
June

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Wednesday
20
June

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Wednesday
20
June

Interment

11:45 am
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Greenwood Cemetery
1311 Park Street
Bedford, Virginia, United States

Obituary of Earnest Ellis

Earnest Lee Ellis, 74 of Moneta, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  He was born on November 7, 1943 in Bedford County, a son of the late Randolph Ellis & Christine Bobbitt Ellis.   

He was retired from United Parcel Service after twenty-five years as a feeder driver.  His passion was working on the family farm where he proudly drove his John Deere tractor.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Hawkins Ellis; his daughter, Sharri E. Love & husband, Ricky of Collinsville; his son, Randy Lee Ellis & wife, Tammy of Moneta; his grandchildren, Brian Lee Ellis & wife, Taylor, Allison Paige Love, Scott Edward Ellis & girlfriend, Grace Overstreet; his brother, Gerald Ellis of Moneta; his sisters, Betty Leonard of Vinton, Dianne Witt of Bedford & Judy Catron & husband, Larry of Vinton.  

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 until 7 PM at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.    

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