Ed Ellis, Jr., 66

Published 4:27 pm Thursday, November 17, 2011

RICHMOND, Nov. 17 – Wilbur Edward “Ed” Ellis Jr., 66, of Richmond, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011. He was a member of the Thomas Jefferson High School Cadet Corps and served honorably as a 1st Lieutenant Ranger in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Paula Tunstall Ellis; daughters, Courtney Spence and husband, Eddie and Kimberley Allen and husband, J.R.; his father, Wilbur E. Ellis; brother, Gary Ellis and wife, Susan; grandchildren, Dyson and Claire Spence and Danner and Parker Allen, all of whom affectionately referred to him as “PopPops”; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, November 17 at Woody Funeral Home, Midlothian. Interment was in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Thomas Jefferson High School Cadet Corps Alumni Association, 200 N. Wilton Road, Richmond, VA 23226.

Online condolences may be made to WoodyFuneralHomeHuguenot.com.