Horace Ellsworth Jr.

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Horace Ellsworth, Jr. [actually the III], 79, went home to be with Jesus on 12-26-13, from the Bay Pines VA Hospice Unit after a short illness with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. He was a Korean War Navy Veteran; an ordained Baptist & Pentecostal preacher for over 50 years, Founder of


both he and his wife were Alachua County Deputy Sheriff, and he was a retired security guard from Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville. He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Marilyn; his beloved children: Susan Chambers of Gainesville, FL, Richard Ellsworth Sr., of Bonita Springs, FL, Laura Ellsworth of Temple Terrace, FL and Dean Putnam, Jr., of Keystone Heights, FL. and is predeceased by his youngest son, Timothy of Keystone Heights, Fl. in 1982. He has six beloved grandchildren: Ricky, Jr., and Tim Ellsworth of Ft. Myers, FL.; Rachel Roderick, Rebecca, Samantha and Courtney Putnam of Keystone Heights, FL. and three great grandchildren, Randi Leigh Ellsworth, Mikaela Stone, and Bradley Roderick. There will be a Celebration of Life for him on Saturday, January 4th, 2014, at 1 PM in the sanctuary of Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1000-55th St. South, Gulfport, FL 33707. We will be honored if family, friends and all acquaintances attend. In lieu of Flowers, Monetary Donations may be made to this our home church in his name. God bless all who loved him. Please sign the guestbook at



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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2014
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