PIQUA - Ray A. Ellis, 57, of Piqua died at 8:22 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born June 25, 1956, in Miami County to Ernest M. "Ernie" and Katherine (Berry) Ellis of Piqua.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Mark L. Ellis, of Piqua; a sister, Kathy S. Ellis, of Piqua; and several aunts and uncles, including aunt Beatrice Berry of Piqua.
Mr. Ellis was a 1974 graduate of Piqua Central High School and earned his degree in engineering from the University of Dayton. He had worked as an electrical engineer at Piqua Engineering and General Electric of Cincinnati. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, volunteered as a CPR Instructor for the American Red Cross and served as the District Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America for many years.
A service to honor his life will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with his father, Pastor Ernie M. Ellis, officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church, 338 Wilson Ave., Piqua, OH 45356. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com