Cecil Allen Ellis, 85, a resident of Cleveland, passed away at Hospice Care of Chattanooga, on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He received the WWII Victory Medal and American Defense Medal. He was a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Abner Ellis and Julia Hedden Ellis.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores Ellis, of Cleveland; two daughters: Brenda Allen and husband, David, and Judy Lennon, all of Lenoir City; three grandchildren: Jennifer Brown of Boone, N.C., Jason Allen of Austin, Texas, and Ryan Lennon of Volo, Ill.; three great-grandchildren: Makenzy Lennon Perone and Tucker and Cooper Brown.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 12, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Micah Nicolaus officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
Arrangements are being handled by Grissom Funeral Home, Mark S. Grissom, funeral director.
Online condolences may be sent to www.grissomfh.net.