Ric (Ricky) Ellis, 65, of High Springs FL, passed away on August 28, 2021 in Gainesville FL
Visitation will be held at St Madeleine Catholic Church on September 4th 2021 at 10 AM.
Funeral service will follow at 11 AM with Reverend Jan Ligeza officiating. Burial will follow at St Madeleine Memorial Garden High Springs FL.
Ric was born in Bradenton Florida to Anne Ellis and Joseph Ellis on March 16, 1956. He graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1974 and joined the US Air Force where he served as an aircraft mechanic. He married his wife Rita of 35 years in 1986 and settled in High Springs FL in 1988.
Ric worked as a USPS mail carrier for the High Springs Post office for 33 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Madeleine Catholic Church. He was also an Avid Race car fan.
Ric is preceded in death by his Father Joseph Ellis, His brother Joseph O’Neil Ellis, Grandmother Iris Roberts and Grandfather Clyde Roberts.
Ric is survived by his mother Anne Ellis, his wife Rita Ellis.Children Beth and Eric Ellis, Step Children Gregg and Christina Brady, Grandchildren Alex Ellis and Stephen and Trista Sommers. His Sister Celia Ellis and brother Van Ellis. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice of Gainesville FL or St Madeleine community outreach.
Arrangements are under the care of Philip and Wiley Funeral Home in Melrose Fl.
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