GLEN MITCHELL ELLIS passed away at the age of 60 after a long illness on Dec. 1, 2019, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. Glen was predeceased by parents William A. “Billy” and Mary Evelyn King Ellis, grandparents Alvin and Bonnie Tidwell Ellis and Stephen Arthur and Jennie Self King. He was also predeceased by special cousin Alan Pass and wife Debbie, all of Blountsville.
He is survived by wife Linda Robertson Ellis; brothers Don (SuNell) Ellis, Mt. Olive, Gary (Joan) Ellis, Cleveland, Johnny Ellis, Blountsville; sister Sharon (Wes) Laird, San Antonio, Tex.; nephews and nieces Donnie Ellis, Carrie (Tim) McCollum, Brett (Danya) King, Zeb King, Seth (Mary Alice) King, Matt Ellis, Aimee Ellis, Steve Ellis, Chris Ellis, Renae Kelley, Austin Laird, Braeden Laird; great-nephews and nieces Isaac, Macy, Layla and Cameron Kelley, Tara, Sable (Robby), Justin and Trevor Ellis. He is also survived by special cousins Tonya Hadder and Betty Sterling with whom he shared many Sunday dinners.
Glen spent most of his life on or near the family farm. He was a fourth generation descendant of Stephen Johan King, one of the first settlers of Berry Mountain. He was a graduate of Cleveland High School and Wallace State Community College and later attended Auburn University. He worked many years as a heavy equipment operator in the coal mines, retiring from McCrory Construction.
He was a devoted member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church and loved his church family. He enjoyed special times with his friends and his nieces and nephews who will miss his wit and humor. He was a lifelong Auburn fan enjoying going to football and basketball games and making many special memories with his brother Don. He was a special person with compassion for those in need and will be missed by all who were blessed to know him.
Visitation was Dec. 4, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., at Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral service was held Dec. 5, at 11 a.m., at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Daily’s Chapel Cemetery, Rosa.
-obituary written by family