David L. Ellis


David L. Ellis, 76, of Altamont died at 12:49 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 2019 at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Ralph Rounds officiating. Burial will follow at Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 Wednesday and for 1 hour prior to service time Thursday. Memorials may be made to Altamont Meals on Wheels or the donor's choice. The family requests casual attire.

David was born on Wednesday, March 3, 1943 in Decatur, Illinois to John F. and Clare E. (Davis) Ellis. He married Allegra Finfrock on November 7, 1965 at the Dexter Methodist Church, rural Altamont. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was a farmer and owned and operated an excavation business.

He is survived by: his wife of over 53 years, Allegra Ellis, Altamont; sons, Michael Ellis and Kevin (Wanda) Ellis, both of Altamont; daughter, Amy Ellis of Altamont; brother, Gary (Jo) Ellis of Altamont; sister-in-law, Patricia Ellis of Decatur; aunt, Dorothy Campbell of Altamont; grandchildren, Makayla Ellis, Timber Nelson, and Tabitha Parcell; great grandchildren; Annelise Gentry, Freya Gilley, and Rayland Parcell; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Laura Ellis, and brother, Richard Ellis.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com
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