Mr. Ellis was born May 14,1929 in Hopkinsville to the late Lester Perry Ellis and Ophelia Thomas Ellis.
He was a carpenter and a United States Army veteran having served in the Korean War. He was of the Presbyterian faith.
Mr. Ellis was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Taylor Ellis; and one brother, Lacy Preston Ellis.
Survivors include two sisters, Jewell Ellis Messick of Dayton, Ohio and Lottie Ellis Lacy of O’Fallon, Ill.; three sons, Charles P. Ellis, Michael G. Ellis and David A. Ellis all of Hopkinsville; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.