Eugene ‘Gene’ Ellis

Published 1:28 pm Friday, April 27, 2018

Mr. Eugene “Gene” Ellis, 84, of Mocksville died Wednesday April 25, 2018 at the  Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

A celebration of life service will be held at Blaise Baptist Church Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:30. The Revs. Glenn Sellers, David Gilbreath and Bill Phillips will lead the celebration of life  and graveside service. Burial will be in Eatons Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 7, 1934 in Davie County to William Albert and Nannie McBride Ellis. He attended Farmington School. In 1952 he married Myra Jane Davis. She preceded him in death in 2006. He was also preceded in death by: 5 brothers, Ben, Gilmer, Luther, Ausbon, W.A., and Francis Reid Ellis; and 4 sisters, Louise Bennett, Ruth Sheek, Betty Frye and Mary Catherine Ellis.

Survivors: 2 children, Luwonna (Glenn) Oakes and Steven (Crystal) Ellis; 3 granddaughters, Lauralynn Ellis, McKenna Oakes, and Keelyn Oakes; a special friend, Peggy Whittaker; 2 sisters, Pat (Richard) Sheets and Nancy Dinkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was self-employed as a building contractor and plumber for more than 50 years. He built and remodeled many homes and church facilities in the area. He was also instrumental in the construction of the original William R. Davie Fire Department.  He was a member of Blaise Baptist Church. The members of his Bible Fellowship class were an important part of his life. He loved helping others in anyway possible and as a result had many friends.

Memorials: Blaise Baptist Handy-Man Miistry or Cemetery fund, Eatons Baptist Church.