Sidney R. Ellis, 81, passed away Monday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2016, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Greenwood.
Sidney was born Jan. 26, 1935, in Indianapolis, to the late Albert S. and Cora Mary (Stein) Ellis.
He was a 1952 graduate of Helmsburg High School.
Sidney married Virginia F. Mann on Jan. 8, 1954, in Brown County.
He was a retired self-employed salesman and also a high school basketball referee.
Sidney enjoyed wintering with his wife at the Villages of Florida, golfing and traveling.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia Ellis; children, Michael (Kathy) Ellis of Plainfield, Mark (Barbara) Ellis of Greenwood and Nancy (Randy) Allen of Mooresville; sister, Marjorie Kemp of Franklin; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Sidney was preceded in death by siblings, Richard Ellis, Robert Ellis and Dorothy Sharon.
The Pastor David Zempel will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Ellis family at meredith-clark.com.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Sidney to the Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle, Missionary Fund, 2189 Burton Lane, Martinsville, IN 46151