Robert Leroy Russel Ellis, 77, of Parkersburg, passed away March 13, 2013.
He was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Des Moines, Iowa, a son to the late Glen Ellis and Bertha June Clark.
He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 3 and was awarded Eagle Scout in 1952. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard. Following his service he worked and retired from Kaiser-Belpre Plant.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Ed Russel.
He is survived by his son, Robert G. Ellis (Pamela) of Belleville; daughters, Susan D. Combs (Ed) of Michigan, Judy A. Blatt (Pete) of Belleville and Sandra K. Riel (Mark) of Waverly; grandchildren, Robert D. Hitchcock III (Robbi), Ginger L. Gardner (Doc), Brandy N. Clift (Josh), Amanda L. Wayne (Andy), Robert D. Ellis (Holly) and Linda S. Grady (Eric); 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Katherine I. Wigal of Parkersburg; and half-brother, Gary, and half sisters, Linda and Karen.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Memory Gardens Chapel of Peace. Inurnment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sunsetparkersburg.com