Leon William Ellis

February 12, 1923 - October 13, 2014

02/12/1923 - 10/13/2014

Leon W. Ellis, 91, of Hendersonville died Monday, October 13, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Leon retired to Hendersonville in 1987, and was a WWII Navy veteran.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-five years, Sarah Crisp Ellis; three sons, Jerry Ellis and his wife Doreen of Galax, VA, Richard Ellis and his wife Valerie of Fayetteville, GA, Jeffrey Ellis and his wife Joan of Lake City, FL; a daughter, Tamara Hyder and her husband Wayne of Hendersonville; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Geralda Case of Ohio; two brothers, Harold and Holbert Ellis, both of Rossville, GA; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be at 11:00 am Friday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Craig Stepp will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Henderson County Honor Guard, 901 Ashley Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28791-1710.

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Rose & Michael Sauro
8 years ago

To the Ellis family — Tammy , We didn’t know your Dad, but know that he will be missed . All of you are in our prayers .

Bill Brindle
8 years ago

The Construction Management Department of Delmarva Power would like to express there sympathy to the Ellis family regarding the loss of their father.

Susy Rollins
8 years ago

Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Love you all!!

Vicki Schroader
8 years ago

We so loved his stories Leon would share with us, when he would bring Spencer. We always planned on a late start. He was such a joy and will be missed!

Charles Tomblin
8 years ago

Tamara, Sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. We are praying for you and the family. Gateway Baptist Church