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Jack Ellis

September 7, 1923 — January 15, 2017

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Mr. Jack Ellis, age 93 of Franklin, KY., entered into rest Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 7:22 PM at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home where services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 21, 2017 with burial to follow in the Salem Church Cemetery in Simpson Co., KY. with military honors by the Simpson County Honor Guard.

A native of Simpson Co., KY., he was the son of the late Francis Roy Ellis and the late Joseph Juddy Hinton Ellis.  He was the husband of the late Dianne Ellis. A sister Margaret Holloway preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter Lisa Ellis Roedemeier (Gary) of Prospect, KY., a grandson Jordan Lake of Louisville, KY., a special friend Bettye Goodrum of Franklin, KY., a niece Judy Steers (Lee) of Scottsdale, AZ and a sister-in-law Billie Jones of Rockfield, KY.

Mr. Ellis was a member of the Franklin First United Methodist Church and attended the West Madison Baptist Church.  He was retired owner of Ellis Auto Sales of Franklin, KY.  He was a Navy Veteran and was past president of the Franklin Country Club and was a former member of the New Salem Masonic Lodge.

Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, January 20, 2017 and from 6:00 AM until service time on Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home.

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