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WESTVILLE - Robert R. Ellis, 62, of Westville, passed away at 1:38 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Robert was born April 6, 1954, in Danville, to Raymond F. and Norman J. Irwin Ellis. He married Sue Hooks June 24, 1983, in Westville. She survives. Also surviving are his father, Raymond Ellis; one daughter, Christa Ellis of Westville; two sisters, Harriett (John) Nelk of Westville and Rebecca Ellis of Westville; two grandchildren, Sadie Jo Plecker and Christen Plecker; and one great-grandson, Robbie Harrier IV. He was preceded in death by his mother and one uncle, Joseph L. Irwin.
Robert was a brakeman for CSX Railroad for 41 years and had been active in the family trucking business. He enjoyed riding his Harley and being with friends and family.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Robison Chapel, Catlin, with Pastor John Mincy officiating. Burial in Sunset Cemetery in Danville. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Robison Chapel. Memorials to the organization of the donor's choice.
Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.
Published on February 19, 2017
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