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William Howard Ellis, Jr.

July 21, 1942 June 29, 2018
William  Howard Ellis, Jr.
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Obituary for William Howard Ellis, Jr.

MSgt. William Howard Ellis, Jr., Retired U.S.A.F., 75, died on Friday, June 29, 2018.

Bill was born in Whitmer, West Virginia on July 21, 1942 to the late William Howard Ellis, Sr. and Twila Mallow Ellis. He lived his dream proudly serving in the United States Air Force. Bill will always be remembered for his incredible intelligence and his patriotism. He protected his country during the Vietnam War. Bill’s valor and skill was recognized with numerous decorations. Following his military career, Bill began working with the Federal Aviation Administration. He retired after over 40 years of distinguished service to our country with the U.S.A.F. and the F.A.A. Bill was currently working with Raleigh-Durham International Flight Services.

Bill will be remembered on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. with full military honors on the front lawn of Seymour Funeral Home followed by a time of visitation in the funeral home until 9:00 p.m.

Bill is survived by his wife, Lisa Ann Wellmer Ellis of Raleigh; son, Brian Ellis and fiancée, Jennifer Thornton Mooring of Goldsboro; grandson, Jared Ellis of Troy; step-daughter, Colene Lameyer of Florida; and a special nephew, Jeff Johnson and wife Bernece of Colorado and children, Max and Ashlee Johnson. He is also survived by two sisters, two brothers and several nieces and nephews all in West Virginia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Patricia Jo Ellis.

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7:00 PM 7/12/2018 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 7/12/2018 9:00:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1300 Wayne Memorial Drive Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

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