David Ellis Obituary (1932 – 2022) – Morgantown, IN


David A. Ellis, 89, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, January 29, 2022, at Homeview Health & Rehabilitation Center in Franklin. He was a resident of Trafalgar.
He was born on April 6, 1932 in Trafalgar, to his parents, the late Allen W. and Stella R. (Preston) Ellis. David graduated in 1950 from Nineveh High School and later served as Specialist 3 (Ammunition Storage Specialist) with the US Army’s 55th Ordnance Ordnance Company during the Korean War.
He retired in 1997 from the maintenance department of United Technology in Edinburgh after thirty-eight years of service. David was a life member of the Johnson County Antique Machinery Association. His love of tractors and tractor pulling began when his father bought a new Minneapolis Moline tractor in 1951. Since then David has won many competitions with this tractor, including first place in the county tractor pulling contest of Johnson. To unwind, David worked on the family farm growing corn, soybeans and hay, after a full day of work at United Technology.
David was predeceased on February 3, 2016 by his beloved wife of 43 years, Sharon K. (Brown) Ellis; whom he married on June 10, 1972 in Edinburgh. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter, Kristie Price.
David is survived by his children, Deborah (husband, Tom) Deppe of North Vernon, John (wife, Diane) Ellis of Amity, Tom Ellis of North Vernon, Teresa (husband, Fred) Price of Trafalgar, David ‘DW’ (wife, Kelly) Ellis of Hope, Jauna (husband, Wayne) Harshman of Trafalgar, Randy Wise of Morgantown and Tony (wife, Carrie) Wise of Trafalgar; sister, Diana (husband, Paul) Richhart of Trafalgar; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A gathering of friends and family to celebrate David’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cremation and Personalization Center at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in David’s honor to the Johnson County Antique Machinery Association, 2364 S. 625 W. Shelbyville, IN 46176 or to the Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131.
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Posted by Meredith-Clark Funeral Home – Morgantown on January 31, 2022.

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