Family-Placed Death Notice
ELLIS, Jr., William William Terry Ellis Jr., 97, passed away peacefully Monday January 611, in the Presence of family. Mr. Ellis was employed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Company in Marietta, Georgia as a tool design engineer for 31 years. He retired in 1981. During his time with Lockheed he worked on the B-47, C-130, C-141, and C5A programs, among others. He was a World War II veteran and served with the Army Air Corps, 345th Bomb Group, 499th Bomb Squadron in the Pacific. He enjoyed putting his engineering skills to practical application and was continuously improving the family home of 63 years with additions and upgrades which he usually completed single handedly. He, along with his wife Lois, was a charter member of Tillman United Methodist Church in Smyrna, Georgia where they both remained active all of their lives. He is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lois Evelyn Ellis. Surviving family members are: two sons, Clay Ellis of Cumming, GA and Terry Ellis of Atlanta, GA, one daughter Brenda Eubanks and son in law Ron Eubanks of Marietta, GA, a sister Mrs. G.T. Burkett of Twin Falls, ID, six grand children, and 12 great grand children. The family will receive visitors at Castellaw funeral home in Smyrna, GA; Wednesday January 8th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday January 9th at 2 p.m. at Tillman United Methodist Church in Smyrna, GA. He will lie in state 1 hour before service.
Castellaw Funeral Home
866 Church Street, S.E. Smyrna, GA 30080
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 8, 2014