Richard Haydn Ellis, 76, of Gainesville, died Thursday, Feb. 21.
Mr. Ellis was born in Granville on Jan. 23, 1932, to the late Richard and Vivian Morris Ellis. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Ellis retired from Wiley Cork Co. as vice president with 30 years of service. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Peggy Ellis of Gainesville; daughter, Roxanne Ellis of Gainesville; sons, Dr. Scott Ellis of Mesa, Ariz., Dr. Frank Ellis of Gainesville, Fla., and Richard Ellis Jr. of Gainesville; grandchildren, Roger Pearson and wife Ashley, Erik Ellis, Paige Ellis, Brynne Ellis, Danielle Ellis, Alex Ellis, Kelsey Ellis, Jenna Ellis and Haydn Ellis; and other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home in Gainesville. The family received friends following the service at the funeral home.