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Howard E. ELLIS


1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Howard E. ELLIS Obituary
ELLIS, Howard E.

88 formerly of Victoria, Texas passed away Friday evening August 1, 2014 at PRMC in Kerrville, Texas. He was born in Newton, Texas to Virgil Oscar Ellis and Maude Mary Frances Hext Ellis on September 3, 1925. He married Marjorie Louise Gilstrap on January 26, 1951, in Austin, Texas. Growing up in Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He worked for the Texas Railroad Commission, the Social Security Administration, and Victoria Bank and Trust. He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the US Navy. An AVID Texas Longhorn fan, Howard, affectionately known as "Tex" to family and friends, actively supported all of The University's sports, especially football. He attended home games for 65 years from 1948 through the fall of 2012 missing two home games to watch his youngest son play a Saturday varsity football game. He was President of the Victoria Texas Exes. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Marjorie G. Ellis. He leaves behind his daughter Debra Heath of Lewisville, Texas; his son Stephen H. Ellis of Clear Lake, Texas; his son David H. Ellis of Kerrville, Texas: his son Henry C. "Hank" Ellis of North Richland Hills, Texas and five grandsons. A graveside interment is planned for August 11th at 1 pm in Taylor, Texas. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday August 12th at 11 am in the Schreiner Chapel of First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville with Rev Dr. Rob Lohmeyer officiating. Contributions may be made in his memory to the South Texas Council Boy Scouts of America, 700 Everhart Terrace, Building A, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78411; First Presbyterian Church Kerrville, 800 Jefferson St., Kerrville, Texas 78028; or to the . A full obituary is available at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2014
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