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William "Billy" Travis Ellis

May 12, 1974 — April 29, 2019

Mr. William “Billy” Travis Ellis age 44, of Edwardsville, IL, and formerly of Waverly, TN, passed away April, 29, 2019 in East Alton, IL.  Mr. Ellis was born May 12, 1974, in Granite City, IL to William Thomas Ellis and Nellie G. Gafford Ellis.  He worked as a contractor.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, singing karaoke, playing drums and watching the Tennessee Volunteers play football.  He especially took pleasure in cheering against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Survivors include:

Daughter: Autumn Makenzie Ellis of Waverly, TN

Son: William Bowen Ellis of Waverly, TN

Father: William Ellis (Jo Marie) of Staunton, IL

Brother: Bobby Ellis (Dawn) of Edwardsville, IL

Mother of his children: Jennifer Bowen Ellis of Waverly, TN

He is preceded in death by his mother Nellie G. Gafford Ellis

Visitation for William “Billy” Travis Ellis will be held at the Waverly United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 4:00 PM until time of service at 6:00 PM. Bro. JT Baggett will be officiating the service. An interment of cremains will be Sunday, June 23, 2019,at 1:00 PM at Richlawn Cemetery with Robby Einerson officiating the interment. The family request that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Waverly United Methodist Church in memory of Billy Ellis.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

115 W Main St, Waverly, TN 37185

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