Buford "Don"-Ellis-Obituary

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Buford "Don" Ellis

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Sep 12, 1943 – Oct 17, 2021 (Age 78)


September 12, 1943
October 17, 2021
Murfreesboro, Tennessee


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Woodfin Funeral Chapel - Murfreesboro Obituary

Buford “Don” Ellis, age 78 passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buford and Maybelle Ellis; and sister, Patsy Vanderpool.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ellis; son, Michael Ellis and his wife Annette; daughter, Tonya Pope and her husband Kevin; grandchildren, Jessica Bryan (Derrick), Kayla Ellis, Madison Ellis, Morgan Ellis; great grandchildren, Rhett Bryan and Brooklyn; sisters, Kay Stephens, Jeannie Stephens, and Darlene Ellis.

Don was a retired respiratory therapist of over 50 years. He loved cars, racing and his family. He was a hard working, generous man with a big heart and always wanted others to know, “Real trucks don’t wear bowties.” He will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with a funeral service following at 6:00 PM.

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Darlene , Jeannie & Kay sorry to hear that your brother had passed away . Sorry for his family .Prayers to you all .

Love and prayers to you and your family. Bob and Beverly Cox

I am so sorry to hear about Don. Sarah and Jessica my heart will be with you at this difficult time. I worked with him at Reeves Sain for many years. We discussed several time if we may have been related with both of us being "Ellis". RIP Don and holler at all those Ellis' up in heaven. You will love my mom and dad. Maybe you guys can figure out the relation. Love you buddy!!!

Safe in the arms of God. Prayers for family. You will be missed.

I worked with Don many years at the VA. Enjoyed his sense of humor. Was very knowledgeable in his field. Prayers for confort for the family during this hard time.