George Clifford Ellis
August 01, 1938 ‒ August 01, 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
George Clifford Ellis was born August 1, 1938 and was the son of Floyd and Francis Ellis. He was a 1956 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. As a youth he was active in scouting and many outdoor activities including trapping and hunting. He began his long life of hard work as a paperboy delivering the Columbus Dispatch. He always had a love for trees and created many arboretums in his life.
George graduated from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio and acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Juris Doctorate degree. After passing the Ohio Bar he opened a law office in Millersburg, Ohio and eventually was elected prosecuting attorney of Holmes County, Ohio. While still in School, George joined the Ohio National Guard. He graduated from Officer’s Candidate School in 1964 and was commissioned second lieutenant. George was had an avid collector and restorer of WWII military vehicles and was a member of the Ohio Motor Pool and Military Preservation Association (MVPA)
George was co-owner of Ellis Brothers Inc., United Precast Inc. and CTS Inc. along with many other entrepreneurial pursuits.
George is survived by his children; Kristin Virginia Ellis of Galion, Ohio, John Pumphrey Ellis of Mount Vernon Ohio, Sarah Katherine Barth of Sydney, Australia; a brother, John D. Ellis of Mount Vernon, Ohio; a nephew, Jeff C. Ellis of Mount Vernon, Ohio; a niece, Jennifer Ellis Seltzer of Mount Vernon, Ohio; a sister, Mary Ellis Sandy of Sunbury, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Amanda Sheterom of Sunbury, Ohio , Lori Ann Keeton of Sunbury, Ohio, Elizabeth Reinbolt of Maineville, Ohio, Chad Carrington of Milford, Ohio and Matt Carrington of Chicago, Illinois.
George was preceded in death by a sister Virginia Carrington of Milford, Ohio.
Friends may call on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. A military service provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will begin at 7 p.m. The family will observe a private burial in Brandon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in George’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org
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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of George Clifford Ellis.