Frederick Melvin Ellis, of Weatherford, 74, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Services will be Tuesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at Galbreaith-Pickard Chapel, to be followed by a brief graveside service at Lone Star Cemetery west of Poolville.
Mr. Ellis was born March 10, 1939 in Clarendon, Texas, to Clyde and Ruby Ellis. He grew up in Parker County and was a member of Union Baptist Church. Fred was employed by Southern Airways as a helicopter mechanic at Fort Wolters. He also owned and operated an 8-track tape distributing company which covered five states, as well as a gas station in Weatherford. He also worked for Wal-Mart, Buckeye Cabinets and Redstone Industries.
Mr. Ellis is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Ruby Ellis, and siblings, Betty Bishop, Gordon Ellis and Dorain Pennington.
Survivors include siblings, Jenell Crabb, Kay Hull, Billie Stone, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family, as well as many close family friends.
Mr. Ellis requested donations be sent to the Pythian Home in lieu of flowers.
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel