NEWMAN – Kenneth Ellis, 89, of Hume passed away at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at his home. He retired from USI in Tuscola where he worked for more than 35 years.
A funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Joines Funeral Home at Newman, with the Rev. Gene Creek and the Rev. Melanie Forcum officiating. Burial is in Young America Cemetery, north of Hume. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Ellis was born Aug. 12, 1930, at Paris, the son of Bayles and Mamie Shick Ellis. He married Linda Currey in 1953. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mark Stephen (Linda) Ellis, New Tazewell, Tenn., and David Ray Ellis, Tolono; two grandchildren, Katherine Nicole Ellis and Benjamin Michael Ellis; and one sister, Linda Gallatin, Indianapolis, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Charlie Walsh; six brothers and one sister.
He was a Medic corpsman in the U.S. Navy serving along with the Marines in Korea.
He was a member of the Hume United Methodist Church and the Hume American Legion Post.
He was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and enjoyed watching sports on TV. He enjoyed gardening and working in his yard.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hume United Methodist Church.