Thomas R. Ellis
1947 - 2020
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Thomas R. Ellis

Wilmington and Lewes - Thomas R. Ellis passed away Saturday, November 14th at his beach home with his family.

Tom was born on April 17, 1947 in Richmond, VA and moved to Wilmington, DE as a child. He graduated from Brandywine High School in 1966, where he played football. Tom attended Mars Hill College where he also played football. His love of sports continued as he coached his children in baseball and football. Tom loved his job as a construction superintendent. He was always doing some type of construction job even around the house and beach house.

Tom is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna Wadman Ellis; his daughter, Kelly Ellis; and his son, Thomas R. Ellis Jr.

A funeral service will be held privately, but friends are invited to a visitation on Saturday, November 21 from 4-5pm at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington.

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, 2020.
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November 21, 2020
Tom was a Great guy and superb teammate on our football team. RIP Tom.
Jay Goodley
November 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss Donna.
Craig Schlott BHS 65
November 18, 2020
Great guy. Was a classmate at BHS with Tom. He will be missed. Prayers to the family. John Hoffecker
John Hoffecker
November 17, 2020
Very sad to hear of Toms passing, he fought the fight to live every day with a smile and a ride somewhere in his beloved truck. His friendship will be a fond memory for me. My sincere condolences.
Paula Romeo
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