Jimmy Ellis, 78, of Memphis died Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis.
He was born the son of James Logan and Pearl Marcella (Frew) Ellis on July 28, 1935 in Canton, IL.
Jimmy attended school in Canton before the family moved in 1954 to settle in Memphis. He traveled frequently, working as a ranch hand out West. Jimmy loved animals, Western movies, and country music. He enjoyed playing bingo and the Antique Fair.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Don Shelley.
He is survived by his sister, Shirley Shelley of Memphis; a brother, David Ellis of Greentop; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 14 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Jack Sumption, pastor of the Memphis First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Brock Cemetery.
There is no visitation scheduled. Registry hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Care Center Activity Department and may be left at or mailed to Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.
I was blessed enough that God let me call you my uncle and I cherish all the time I spent with you. As I sit here writing this I can hear you telling one of the stories about working on the ranch. Oh how those stories now bring tears to my eyes. I wish I could just sit down beside you once more to listen to those great stories but I know that right now you are so busy talking to grandma grandpa dad and so many others who have gone home. Take care of Gods ranch so the beauty can shine through for me to see and enjoy your bingo games till we can see each other again.
Love you forever
Your heart broken “little D”
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