Graveside services for Mark Wayne Ellis, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in the Garden of the Good Shepherd at Hillcrest Memorial Park conducted by Rev. David Daniel, pastor of the First United Methodist Church.
Son of the late Ernie and Dora (Butler) Ellis, Mark was born Nov. 6, 1934, at Marietta. He passed away Oct. 14, 2019, at the hospital in Marietta.
Mark was a graduate of Lone Grove High School, the class of 1953. There he met his high-school sweetheart, Sue Mitchell. They were married Aug. 5, 1955, and blessed with two children Brad and Brenda. They had celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this year.
An area manager for the Oklahoma Natural Gas Company, Mark retired in 1992 after 36 years of service. He and Sue moved back to Ardmore from Chandler to be near their family. Mark enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing in his leisure time. Mark's greatest joy in life was following the accomplishments of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their academic and sporting events. Mark was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and had served in the Oklahoma National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Ellis of the home; a son, Brad Ellis and wife, Brenda Faye; a daughter, Brenda Elaine Ellis; grandchildren, Clint Burgess (Jacqui), Mark Burgess, Brandi Clubine (Jesse), Staci Ellis (Cody); his great-grandchildren, Jonathan Merchain, Quentin Burgess and Chloe Clubine; brother, Larry Ellis, sister, Jane Rutledge; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Ellis.
Services are entrusted to Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory, where condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.