Rodney E. Ellis, 73 of Benld, died at his residence on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 1:25 p.m. He was born on October 5, 1948, in Brewton, AL to William E. Ellis and Corine Borders Ellis.
He married Janet J. Knowles Ellis on January 19, 1973, in Brewton, AL. He was a laborer for Dial Corp. He was a veteran of the US Navy during Vietnam. He was a coin, gun and lighter collector.
He is survived by his spouse, Janet Ellis of Benld; children, William E. Ellis of Benld, Shawn D. Ellis of Gillespie, James M. Ellis of Gillespie, Jonathan S. Ellis of Gillespie, Elizabeth M. Ellis of Benld, and Christopher T. Ellis of Gillespie; grandchildren, Caleb, Annabelle, Noah, Aiden, Aleigha, Bently, Ashley, and Austin; and siblings, Gene Ellis and Brenda Ellis Bedsole.
Rodney was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amanda L. Ellis; and siblings, William “Mann” Ellis, Kay Ellis Langston, and Christy Ellis.
Friends may call on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Gillespie from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.