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Services for Travis Junior Ellison, 87, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Norman Standfield will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Ellison passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1929, in Stonewall to Grover Cleveland and Emma Louise Jones Ellison. He attended grade schools in Union Valley and Lovelady and graduated from Byng High School.
He married Evelyn Gerloff May 19, 1950. Mr. Ellison worked at People's Electric Cooperative for 44-and-a-half years, starting out as a lineman. He had been a construction foreman, served as a union steward and retired as a maintenance crew supervisor. He was a member of Morris Memorial Baptist Church and served on the Latta School Board for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn of the home; two sons, Larry Ellison and his wife, Debbie, of Virginia and Randy Ellison and his wife, Lisa, of Ada; two daughters, Deborah Standfield and her husband, Norman, of Ada and Kathy Sexton and her husband, Creig, of Edmond; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Ellison; four sisters, Jane Harrison, Ruby Brannon, Gladys Grisso and Reatha Grisso; a grandson, David Standfield and a great-grandson, Ethan Ullery; and a great niece, Lisa Poorman.
Bearers will be Michael Standfield, Jonathan Standfield Nettesheim, Jeremy Sexton, Richard Poorman, Steven Stick, Ronnie Meeks and Bobby Saunkeah.
Published on February 14, 2017
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