DeWitt Ellison, III WHITNEY- DeWitt Tall Ellison, III of Whitney, Texas passed away on May 3, 2013 in Bryan, Texas. Mr. Ellison was 58 years old. He is survived by his parents, Dewitt and Maurine Ellison of Aspermont, Texas; sister, Melany Hope of Aspermont; son and daughter-in-law, Justin DeWitt and Katy (Winn) Ellison; sons, Josh and Joel Ellison; and grandson, James DeWitt Ellison, all of College Station. Tall was born on July 24, 1954 at the Camp Hanford Army hospital in Washington State. He moved with his parents to Aspermont in December of that year. Tall was a Boy Scout, and loved playing the trumpet. He graduated from Aspermont High School in 1972. Tall attended Texas A&M University, where he majored in Agricultural Education, and was an active member of the Corps of Cadets. His junior year, he joined the Parson's Mounted Cavalry, and his senior year, as the Cavalry's first Cadet Major, he served as Commanding Officer. Tall graduated in the Centennial Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 1976. After graduating, Tall lived in Aspermont where he and his former wife Gwynn (Endler), Class of '78, raised their three sons. He founded Tall Construction Company, providing oil and gas support services during the oil boom. Tall enjoyed participating in cutting horse competitions, and later participated in cowboy reenactments, even appearing on several billboards along Texas interstates as a frontier cowboy. In recent years, Tall's work in the oil business took him all over the state. He settled in Whitney, where his family loved to come for visits at the lake. One of his favorite places to be was on the patio at the Lighthouse restaurant, listening to live music and looking out over the water. Tall will be remembered by his family for his great sense of humor, generosity, childlike spirit, wonderful entrepreneurial ideas, and fierce loyalty to his loved ones. Tall also leaves behind a host of relatives, friends and co-workers. He was a member of Swenson Baptist Church. Tall loved selling cars for Robert Hall and hunting arrowheads. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 1:30 p.m. at Swenson Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Aspermont Cemetery under the care and direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Aspermont Texas. Online condolences may be made at www.mccoyaspermont.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 7, 2013