Harry C. Ellis, born December 2, 1928 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Harrison (Harry) and Addie Maggie Ellis, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
On May 5, 1948 he married Betty Jo Pearce in Ada, Oklahoma. They had five children, Corona, Lena, Sharon, Harry Joe, and Carrie Jean. The family lived in Allen and Mr. Ellis worked in Ada at Shaw’s Barber Shop and in Allen at Idle Time Campers. He was an avid fisherman and he loved to hunt.
Harry was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Betty; his parents; his oldest daughter, Corona; four brothers; and three sisters.
He is survived by four children, Lena and Gerald Crawford of VanBuren, Arkansas, Sharon and Rick Yates of VanBuren, Arkansas, Harry Joe Ellis of Allen, and Carrie and Carl (Red) Morrison of Cedarville, Arkansas; one son-in-law, Tom Patterson of Bowlegs; one brother, David Don Ellis of Broken Arrow; a sister, Ruby Rust of Ada; eleven grandchildren, Jayme, Tammy, Valerie, Davey, Lena J., Buck, David J., Shanna, Travis, David and Scott Morrison; seventeen great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services are pending with Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.