Asa Wayne Ellis

July 09, 1934 ‒ August 17, 2015

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Asa Wayne Ellis, 81, of Lexington passed away Monday August 17, 2015 in Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hopsital.

The son of Ace and Valeria (Tong) Ellis, Asa was born July 9, 1934 in Johnsville, and was graduated from Johnsville High School.  Asa served in the Army and was honorably discharged.

Hardworking, Asa was a self employed painting contractor.  He also worked as a mechanic for Spitzer Dodge.  Intelligent, Asa was a creative fabricator.   He enjoyed working on old tractors.

Asa loved music and played the guitar.  His favorite genre was bluegrass, and he loved attending bluegrass festivals.  Soft hearted, Asa was full of compassion and loved animals.

He attended Lexington Church of the Nazerene.

He is survived by his companion Jane Witschi of Lexington; children Andrew (Stacy) Ellis of Johnsville and Jannie (David) Sorrenti of Lexington; grandchildren Matthew and Michael Ellis and Joshua Sorrenti; step grandchildren Malina, Courtney, and Kyle Barker; sister Laverne Airhart of Mansfield; nephew Larry (Sharon) Airhart of Columbus; nieces Carin (Kip) Pierson of Mansfield and Iris (Mike) Binder of Texas.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Donna Harris.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Asa Ellis will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2 pm at Lexington Church of the Nazerene, 154 Clever Lane, Lexington, Ohio, where his family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.  The American Legion Post # 535 will perform military honors.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the Ellis family with cremation services.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made through the funeral home.

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  • So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and Prayers going out to the family. God Bless!

  • On behalf of the Johnsville Class of 1953, I want to offer our sympathy for your loss. We have many memories of “Ace “, sports, fast cars and lots of good times. Our thoughts are with you. God bless.

  • On behalf of all the Richter family , we send condolences to Asa’s family. Sorry for your loss. We have many memories of Asa playing his guitar around the campfire at Lake Timberlin where we camped while our kids were growing up. Sorry we couldn’t be at the Memorial service. God Bless.