Willie J. Ellison Sr., age 67, of Harrogate, TN, passed away Tuesday, September 24, at the Claiborne County Hospital. He was born October 29, 1935 in Forge Ridge, TN, the son of the late Brady and Sylvia Daniels Ellison. He was a member of the Middlesboro Church of God Mountain Assembly. He had served as custodian at Forge Ridge High School for 17 years. In addition to his parents, 2 brothers: Arlin and Harley Ellison. Survivors are:
Sisters: Julie Brown of Indiana, Jewell Daniels of Tazewell and Mary Hurst of Tazewell.
His ex-wife: Nancy Clouse of Indiana
Children: Timothy and Peggy Ellison of Virginia, Peggy Raney of Middlesboro, Priscilla and Lewis Daniels of Tazewell, Willie Jr. and Ava Ellison of Tazewell, Lisa Clouse of Chattanooga, TN, Beatrice and Johnny Ellison of Harrogate, TN.
Special friends, Byron and Tammy Johnson and Evelene Lamb
22 Grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at the Middlesboro Church of God Mountain Assembly with the Rev. Mike Padgett presiding. Music will be provided by the church singers. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, at the Ellison Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at Middlesboro Church of God Mountain Assembly. Online condolences and guest book are available www.creechfh.com
Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is in charge.