Donald L. Ellis of Athens passed away on Feb. 18, 2013 in Athens at the age of 75.
Donald was born on May 6, 1937 in Lyman, Iowa to Claude and Gail L. Hoyt Ellis. He was employed at Cross Roads Independent School District for 13 years.
He is survived by his companion, Carolyn Kuhn; sons, Eugene and wife Sharon Ellis of Murchison, Ronald and wife Lisa of Murchison, David and wife Betty Ellis of Groesbeck, Richard and wife Judy Ellis of McKinney, Mark and wife Jessie Ellis of Cross Roads; sister, Donna Blackwell; brother, Davis Ellis; 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Laura Richards Ellis; brother, Dennis Ellis; grandson, Mickie Lee Ellis; and granddaughter, Lori Mae Ellis.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from noon to 2 p.m. at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.
Service will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating. Graveside service will be Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. at Post Oak Cemetery with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.