Eugene Edgar Ellis II, age 75, of Cherryvale, Kansas died Saturday, March 25, 2017 at his home in Cherryvale, Kansas.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Potts Chapel in Cherryvale, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas. Friends may leave online condolences at www.pottsfuneralhome.com.
Eugene Edgar Ellis II was born August 1, 1941 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Eugene Edgar and Mary (VanCleave) Ellis. He grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas and graduated from Coffeyville High Scholl in 1959. Eugene then attended several university's until he earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Chemistry. He spent 4 years in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam Era.
Eugene worked in a Refinery in Borgor, Texas before moving to Amoco in Texas City, Texas. He later moved to Cherryvale, Kansas to take care of his mother. Eugene was an Amateur Radio Operator and loved to fish. He was married to Janice Marie and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include his son Eric and wife Lisa Ellis of Cheney, Kansas; two grandchildren Corbyn Burtnett and Caleb Ellis.
Our thoughts go out to Eric and Lisa. Gene will be missed and I will always remember the arguments we use to get into and laugh about them later. He was a very good neighbor and friend for 12 years. We talked a lot espically when he lost his wife then his Mother. We shared many memories. R.I.P Gene.
Fran BurgeCherryvale, KS
Sorry to read of the death of Eugene. We were friends during high school and I will remember him as a special young man.
Bonnie SmithCoffeyville, KS