Larry Dale Ellis "Peanut," 72, of Hopewell passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. He is preceded in death by: his parents, Emory W. and Jessie Beverly Ellis; brother, Billy Ellis; sister, Patsy Crum.
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Larry was born on Aug. 30, 1941, in Logan, W.Va., and served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Sears & Roebuck after 40 years of service, enjoyed golfing with his golfing buddies, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by: his loving wife, Gwen Ellis; sons, Lawrence Melton, Matthew Ellis, Mark Ellis and his wife, Shannon, Britton Ellis and his wife, Alexandra; daughters, Angela Crouse and husband, Ira, Carla McCall; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; beloved dog, Buffy; numerous nieces; nephews; and extended family; and friends.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the family's residence, 3413 Ivor St., Hopewell. The family would like to thank the staff at Hopewell Davita Dialysis Center, McGuire's VA Hospital, and John Randolph Medical Center for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may made to the Hopewell Davita Dialysis Center, 301 W. Broadway Ave., Hopewell, VA 23860.
The family is being served by the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2013