Carroll Wayne Ellis

Published 10:56 am Monday, December 17, 2018

Carroll Wayne Ellis, 86, of Pilot Mountain, died on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

He was born on Aug. 11, 1932 in Davie County to the late Ira Clinton Ellis and Ivey Bowden Ellis. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Georgia Wilmoth Ellis, and a brother, Clinton Leroy Ellis.

Survivors: a sister and brother-in-law, Alice Faye Clontz and Brodis Clontz Sr.; 3 nieces, Sandra Johnson, Lisa Sawyers (Ricky) and Ivey Gunter (Jon); a nephew, William Clontz Jr. (Darla); and many great nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ellis retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 35 years. He was supervisor over maintenance. During the Korean War, Mr. Ellis served in the U.S. Army from June 22, 1955 until June 22, 1957 in the 501st Airborne Battalion at Fort Jackson, S.C. and with the heavy Artillery 13th Battalion at Camp Chaffee, Ark. and later Fort Tilton, N.Y., as a missile tracking radar operator. On July 12, 2018 he received a Veteran Prayer Pin and Red, White and Blue Prayer Shawl as a tribute for all our veterans contributed to our country. Mr. Ellis had many relatives and friends he would often invite to his moiuntain home in Moiuntain Park. They enjoyed hunting and spending time together. He was called “Chief” by many of his friends. He was a devoted and generous husband, brother, uncle and friend.

A memorial service was held at Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Sue Ann Morris and Drew Souther, chaplain with Woltz Hospice, on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. The family received friends after the service.

Memorials: Whitaker Chapel UMC Cemetery Fund; or Woltz Hospice Home.