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Henry C. Ellis III

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Henry C. Ellis III Obituary
Henry C. Ellis, III

Memphis, tn

Henry C. Ellis III was received by his heavenly father on July 6, 2018. He was born in Memphis, TN on January 19, 1921. Henry graduated from UT with an engineering degree, and served in the Army Air Force during World War II. After the war, Henry joined the family business, Wm. C. Ellis & Sons Iron Works on South Front Street as a machinist and at night, he attended Jones Law School now the University of Memphis receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1949.

Wm. C. Ellis & Sons Iron Works, founded in 1862, was the oldest business in Memphis to still be in its original location and owned by the original family until closing in 2016. Henry's greatest loves were his family and going to work every day which he did until he was 95.

He enjoyed boating, flying, antique cars, was a member of Rotary, Kiwanis as well as numerous other organizations. A day did not go buy that he did not graciously and humbly help others, be it a friend, an employee or a stranger. Henry was a lifelong member of Lindenwood Christian Church. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Vera Ellis Floyd and his son, Henry Ellis, Jr. He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Neely, Della Ellis, Vera Poag and Betty Fry; his grandchildren, Mary Elaine Neely, Henry Ellis IV, Melody McKeehan, Cate Baker and great-grandchild, Curtsie Neely.

Visitation will be Friday, July 13 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. and funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, July 14, at Memorial Park on Poplar Avenue. The family requests any memorials be sent to the Church Health Center or the .
Published in The Commercial Appeal from July 12 to July 14, 2018
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