Bobby Dean Ellis
Bobby Dean Ellis, 63, of Dawnview Lane, died June 17, 2012 at Hospice of Catawba Valley. He was born on November 16, 1948 in Lincoln Co., a son of James Edward Ellis of Claremont and the late Jean Consuela Gantt Ellis.
Bobby was a retired commercial construction superintendent, an avid horseman, enjoyed camping with his family, and proudly and valiantly served in the US Marine Corp during Viet Nam where he received the Navy Achievement Medal with a Combat “V” and the Bronze Star with a Combat “V” Semper fi.
In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Ann Ellis in 1981.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of 32 years Aurelia Gaye Walker Ellis; daughter, Angelia Danielle Ellis of Lincolnton; son, Justin Alexander Ellis and wife Julie of Jacksonville; brother, Tony Ellis and wife Lynn of Mountain View; five grandchildren, Olin, Ethan and Gavin and Poppy’s Girls Cherisa Ann and Avia Jean.
A memorial service will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Bumgardner officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Full military honors by the Marine Corp League.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net
Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville is serving the Ellis family.