Graveside services for the Rev. Paul Wayne Ellis, 80, of Oklahoma City are at 2 p.m. Friday at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada. The Revs. Larry Chesser and Tony Chesser will officiate.
Paul was born July 29, 1936, and was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, whom he loved dearly. They had five children, Deborah Sue Bell, David Wayne Ellis, Paul Timothy Ellis and twin daughters, Mary Jan Ellis and Teri Ruth Ann Walkup.
Paul was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Paul was in the ministry with his wife for more than 50 years. They pastored, evangelized and had a radio ministry. He was a bricklayer and stone mason and worked together with his sons, David and Paul Ellis.
Paul loved to sing with his wife, Peggy, play the harmonica, fossil hunt and fish (but never on Sunday). Paul was a hard worker and provided for his wife and family, always putting them first. He opened his home to those in need and took care of many families. He loved God and dedicated his life to winning souls for the kingdom of God. He was fun and loved to joke. Paul loved his wife, whom he called his "Peggy Sue," dearly and said the first time he ever saw her, he knew he loved her.
Survivors include his three daughters, Deborah Bell of Wewoka, Mary Ellis of Seminole and Teri Walkup and her husband, John, of Oklahoma City; a son, Paul Timothy Ellis and his wife, Patricia, of Wewoka; a brother, Billy Ray Ellis of Wewoka; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Sue Ellis; his son, David Wayne Ellis; his parents, Elmer and Velma Ellis; and four brothers, Stephen, David, Jim and Lee Ellis.
Published on April 4, 2017