James "Jim" Ellis, 94, entered eternal life on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, retired from Colgate Palmolive as a First Class Machinist, was a member of the Sellersburg Church of Christ, Jeffersonville Masonic Lodge and the American Legion Post 204 of Sellersburg. Jim also built 80 homes in the Clark County area which was one of his greatest hobbies.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Norma Ellis, brothers, John, Charles, Virgil and Leo, three sisters, Evelyn Kelly, Kathleen Stone and Buelah Watson.
Surviving are his daughter, Janet (John) Adams, Sellersburg; brothers, Marvin Ellis, Jeffersonville, W. Earl Ellis, Jeffersonville; five grandchildren, Lindsay (Justin) Biefeld, Ryan Roberts, Valarie Whelan, Matthew Adams and Kelli Grinnan.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with burial to follow at Abundant Life Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and anytime after 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Legion Post 204, 412 N. New Albany St., Sellersburg, Indiana 47172 or Maple Manor Christian Home, 643 W. Utica St., Sellersburg, Indiana 47172. Online condolences can be made at www.garrfuneralservices.com.
Published on January 14, 2020


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