Daniel L. Ellis Sr.

  • "Dear Aunt Nancy, Colleen, Dan and families, Uncle Dan was a..."
    - June Gunn
  • "I am saddened to learn of Dan's death.I will be thinking of..."
  • "Colleen and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Dan was a..."
    - Amy Spag
  • "Colleen, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers."
    - Doug Wilson
  • "Gonna miss him but know he is at peace now. He was my..."
    - Dee Ellis

Daniel L. Ellis, Sr.


Daniel L. Ellis, Sr. passed away Friday, May 16, 2014.

Born in Struthers, Ohio, he was a son of the late Paul and Stella Bailey Ellis.

Mr. Ellis attended Youngstown State College and owned and operated Dan Ellis Builders Corporation while living in Ohio. Dan was a member of Mahoning Valley Home Builders Association and the Masonic Lodge in Poland, Ohio. After moving to South Carolina, he was an active member of Taylors First Baptist Church, where he had served as a Deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy; daughter, Colleen Lanier (Kevin); son, Col. Daniel Ellis, Jr. (Tina); three grandchildren, Tyler and Spencer Ellis and Ellis Lanier; sisters, Marian Downing and Ollamae Canfield; and sister-in-law, Delores Ellis. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Taylors First Baptist Church on Monday, May 19, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends in the Gathering Space following the service.

Memorials may be made to Taylors First Baptist Church, 200 W. Main St., Taylors, SC 29687, or Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.

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Published in The Greenville News on May 18, 2014