Ellis was a contractor and a Southern Baptist Pastor.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ellis is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Roxann Carpenter of the home; his children, Clifford Carpenter and wife Saundra of Tennessee, Shari Wallace and husband John of Washington, Jacob Punch and wife Tiffany of Indiana and Onna O’Bryan and husband Andrew of Ozark, Missouri; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Diane Seal and husband Jerry of Louisiana and Martha Seal and husband Kenneth of Oklahoma; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Local funeral services will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 11:00 am at Friendship Freewill Baptist Church in Branson, Missouri, with Bro. Wendell and Bro. Joe Salgado officiating. Viewing and visitation will be held at 10:00 am prior to the service. Burial will be at a later time in Strahan Cemetery, Franklinton, Louisiana. Memorials may be made to the family.