Gordon M Ellis Sr.
Gordon M. Ellis Sr., 83, of Saucier, Miss., formally of Cherry Creek, N.Y., passed away Aug. 1, 2020 in Gulfport, Miss. Gordon was born in Leon, N.Y. April 20,1937, to Elliott J Ellis Sr. and Mary Catherine (Wells) Ellis.
Nothing was more important to Gordon than his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice J (Shearer) Ellis, whom he married Feb. 6, 1960 at Our Lady of Loreto Roman Catholic Church in Falconer, N.Y. Besides his wife of more than 60 years, Gordon is survived by his son, Gordon Ellis II of Cherry Creek, N.Y.; his daughters: Shelley Lincoln (Gary Howe) of Cherry Creek, N.Y. and Ginger Neel of Falconer, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Gordon M. (Crystal) Ellis III, Danielle J. Lincoln, Derrick E. Lincoln, Jeffrey M. Ellis, Garrett M. (Taylor) Neel and Dakota Ellis; five great-grandchildren: Carley Ellis, Xander Lincoln, Madison Ellis, Aubree Ellis and Wyatt Ellis; brother, Jerome (Cheryl) Ellis of Leon, N.Y.; sisters: Shirley (Ed) Kota of Gowanda, N.Y., Theresa Frost of Perrysburg, N.Y., and Nancy (Ron) Rudny of Jamestown; brother-in-law, Ken (Connie) Shearer of Mayville, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Donna (Tom) Derby of Saucier, Miss.; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his loving rescue dog, Molly.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers: Elliott J. Ellis Jr, John Ellis Sr., Douglas Ellis Sr. and Laurence “Butch” Ellis; and nephew, John Ellis Jr.
Gordon attended South Dayton schools and proudly served four years with the U.S. Marine Corps. Gordon worked construction with the last 34 years as a heavy equipment operator with LeRoy Lime and Crushed Stone until his retirement in April 1999.
He was a lifetime member of the Cherry Creek Fire Department, and a lifetime member of The Pine Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2522, where he served two terms as mommander. He was also a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, Loyal Order of The Moose, Chautauqua Lake Automobile Club, Union of Operating Engineers Local 17 and Laborers Union. Past member of War Veterans Recreation.
Gordon was a true blue fan of the New York Yankees, the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres. He also enjoyed NASCAR racing and old cars. His favorite past time was mowing his lawn. He didn’t care where he lived as long as he had a garage and a lawn to mow!
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Cherry Creek Fire Department, or the American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Local arrangements entrusted to DiStasio Funeral Home Inc. South Dayton, N.Y.
Online condolences may be made at www.distasiofuneralhome.com