A celebration of Robert’s life will be at Centre Ave Baptist Church at 10:00 on September 1, 2018 (his 83rd birthday) with Rev. Michael Elliot, Rev. G. Eric Kaiser and Bro. Dennis Davis officiating with graveside service to be held at a later date at Woodbine Cemetery.
Robert had been working almost 50 years for his heavenly reward and on August 27, 2018 he met his precious Savior and received his reward. Robert started his worldly journey on September 1, 1935 to George Fredrick and Dorothy (Davis) Ellis in Rutherford, Tennessee.
He was married to Gladys Irine Pinson on October 8, 1955. One of Robert’s greatest accomplishments was a husband, father to 5 children, grandfather to 15, and great-grandfather to 22. Robert was a retired Electronic Technician and never really retired from preaching the Gospel preaching wherever and whenever he could. He loved fishing at any lake, river or hole that had water and loved to take his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren hunting when he could.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, three brother-n-laws Walter Robert Pinson, M.T. (Pinky) Pinson and Charles Ted Pinson, daughter Donna Denine Barber, and grandson D. Robert-Martin Harvey.
He is survived by his daughter Diana K. Harvey husband Danny, daughter Debbra Garrett husband Kenny, of Artesia, N.M. son Robert W. Ellis Jr. wife Tonya of Roswell, N.M., Ricky Ellis wife Linda of Artesia, N.M. cousin/brother-n-law Bob Davis wife Onie, sister-n-law Katy Pollock husband Jim, brother-n-law Willie Pinson wife Denise and sister-n-law LaRue Pinson all of Artesia, N.M. Grandchildren: Kortney Garrett wife Megan of Lubbock, TX, Kandice Barley husband Wesley of Artesia, Joshua Garrett wife Tammy of Lubbock, TX, Eric Kaiser wife Erica of Plains, TX, Kenzie Taylor husband Brandt of Lubbock, TX, Nathan Harvey of Artesia NM, Kelsie Sanchez husband Jesus of Lubbock, TX, Brenden Harvey wife Heather of Artesia, NM, Jehra Hedgecock of Carlsbad, NM, Casey Ellis and Geno Ellis of Artesia, NM. Allyson Jo Ervin, Onnie Jo Ervin of Roswell, NM, and Ashley Ellis of Houston, TX, and Stacy Harvey of Lubbock, TX.
Great Grandchildren: Austin Harvey of Huntsville, TX, JD Harvey, Kaydence Garrett, Parker Garrett, MaKenna Garrett, Kaleb Garrett, Logan D. Garrett, Bryant Bilberry, Easton Taylor, Embree Taylor, Kolson Taylor, Liam Sanchez all of Lubbock TX, Aidan Kaiser Barley, Millie Barley, MaxiMae Barley, Kaylan Wood, Caliber Harvey, Corbin Harvey-Mayberry, Wik Harvey all of Artesia, NM. Gus Kaiser of Plains, TX, Little David Hedgecock of Carlsbad, NM, Leroy Robertson of Roswell, NM.
He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
My condolences to the family of Pastor Ellis for their loss. Pastor Ellis was one of my last stops on my mail route (Feather St.), and he and Mrs. Ellis were always sitting outside. I would stop and talk with them and Pastor and I would jokingly ask each other if we still had our salvation. We were always discussing the Bible. He believed differently as a member of Freewill Baptist and I was Fundamental Baptist. But we both knew that we had bought our ticket and God had planned our destiny. RIP brother. See you in the Rapture...
Manuel GonzalesBuckeye, AZ
Sorry for your loss. He was a good man and honest businessman. Love and sympathy to all of you.
RONALD MASONROYSTON, GA
Diana and Debbie,
I am so sorry to see this. Your dad was such a good man. I always loved to talk to him.
Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love you Diana.
Lisa BarreraArtesia, NM
I love you Pops. You never gave up on us. I thank you for that. Gonna miss that beautiful smile.
Linda EllisArtesia, NM
I hope all of you kids know how much we loved and respected your Dad (and your Mom) Robert was kind, loving, and considerate . He and your Mom certainly left a great legacy. Their children and grandchildren have all become remarkable people. We will miss Robert as we have missed your Mom and our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you all!!
Pat and Gary ScrimshireArtesia, NM
Our condolences on Robert's passing.
Curtis teelArtesia, NM