Richard Gordon Ellis IV, age 45, of Sears, Michigan, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was born the son of Richard and Victoria (Eberhart) on Oct. 25, 1968, in Norfolk, Virginia. Rich grew up in the Clare area and had moved to Sears from Mt. Pleasant about 10 years ago. He had worked at Morbark Industries for about ten years, and more recently for Merrill Tool and Die. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Brianna Ellis and son, Dylan Ellis of Mt. Pleasant, his parents, Richard “Dick” and Vicky Ellis of Clare, and his brothers, Chris (Leann) Ellis of Mt. Pleasant, and Matt (Tina) Ellis of Clare. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 11 A.M. at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home, with Pastoral Minister Joanne Dana officiating. Friends may meet with the family on Friday at the funeral home from 5 to 8 P.M. Arrangements are being handled by the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. If you are unable to attend, you are invited to send the family an online condolence message on the Ellis family tribute wall at www.stephenson-wyman.com