Clyde Earl Ellison
1924 - 2019
Robinson Powdersville Funeral Home
1425 Powdersville Rd
Easley, SC
Clyde Earl Ellison

Easley - Clyde Earl Ellison, 94, husband of the late Margaret Earle Ellison, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2019.

Born in Easley, a son of the late Harvey Thornwell Ellison and the late Elmina McCall Ellison, he was retired Project Manager after thirty-four years of service at Fluor Daniel, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran who proudly served his Country during Word War II as a Gunnery Instructor, a past President of the Greenville Exchange Club, and a cherished member of Augusta Road Baptist Church. Mr. Ellison graduated from Easley High School in 1942 and earned his Bachelor's Degree at Newberry College in 1948. He enjoyed music, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are daughters, Anita Ellison Collins and Rachelle Ellison Mickel (Charles), both of Greenville; and grandsons, Thomas Harper Collins (Natalie), Charles Clark Mickel, Jr., and Townes Alston Mickel, all of Greenville.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Ellison was predeceased by a brother, Thornwell J. Ellison; a sister, Ruth Ellison Norton; and a son-in-law, Tom Collins.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road. Burial will follow in Robinson Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Augusta Road Baptist Church, 1823 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road which is assisting the family.

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Published by The Greenville News on Apr. 13, 2019.
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I express my deepest condolences at this time of sorrow. I pray for your strength as each day passes. Continue to reflect on the memories that brought so much joy. Seek refuge in the God of all comfort and he will sustain you.


Birmingham, AL
April 20, 2019
The world lost a precious soul when you left us. We are missing you and the joyful music you made! We know you are closer to GOD now and that makes you happy! Deep sympathy and prayers to your family and friends.
Rebecca Forsythe
April 15, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Helen Collins
April 14, 2019
Thinking of all of you during this loss. I feel blessed to have enjoyed a few of the incredibly numerous times that Anita and Clyde played music together. The two of you certainly could "light up" a room with your guitar playing. May Clyde rest in peace and may you rest in knowing you did all you could to make his last years happy ones as he "picked and grinned" as he entertained many. God's Peace!~~~~Susan Kanipe
Susan Kanipe
April 14, 2019
Roger and I send our sympathy in the loss of your father. We wish you peace and love. Roger and Dede Smith (now in Texas)
Dede and Roger Smith
April 13, 2019
I feel so fortunate to have known Clyde for the last few years. His sense of humor, his joy and his love and knowledge of bluegrass music will all be greatly missed by so many people. My heart is with everyone who loved him.
April 13, 2019
My sympathy for your loss. I'm grateful to have known Clyde Earl Ellison and for his good life. It was good to have him be with us at the annual Jacob Watson Collins Family Reunions when he could and to provide the splendid musical entertainment he did some years ago. I appreciate his love for family, and his daughter Anita and grandson Harper especially are dear to me.
Christian Collins. Sr.
April 13, 2019
May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. (Isaiah 61:1,2) With heartfelt sympathy.
April 13, 2019
What a great man who exemplified a life well lived. I am thankful for the way he loved his extended family and the positive influence he had on them.
He will be greatly missed.
Mary Beth Farnsworth
April 13, 2019
Sorry for your lost.
Vicky Hillyard
April 12, 2019
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