Mr. Billy John Ellis, 84, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri.
He was born on September 15, 1924 in Mtn. Grove, Missouri, the son of the late Jessie and Myrtle (Ragsdale) Ellis.
Billy served in the U.S. Army during World War II from February 19, 1945 until June 1, 1946.
He was united in marriage to Joyce Smith on June 6, 1950, and to this union one daughter, Billie Jo, was born.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce of the home; his daughter, Billie Jo Ellis of the home; one brother, Ed Ellis; two sisters, Leona Pavelka and June Ellis; a cousin, Flossie Murr; as well as many other relatives, neighbors and friends. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 20, 2008, at the funeral home chapel with Leon Slape and Chris Cobb officiating. Pallbearers were Randy Decker, Mark Decker, J.E. Rich, Wayne McKinney, Keith Swisher, Paul Anderson, Brad Steely and Raymond Steely. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery at Elk Creek, Missouri, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.