CASTLE HILL AND BANGOR - Wilson C. Ellis Jr., 59, passed away on July 26, 2014, after a long illness. He was born November 2, 1954 in Presque Isle, Maine to Wilson C. Ellis Sr. and Julia O. (Bragdon) Ellis.
Will graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1973 and enlisted in the US Navy in July 1973. He lived and worked in California until 1987 when he moved back to Maine.
He is survived by his children, Shane, Keith and Stephanie Dean; Grandchildren, Eric, Casey, Kaydin, and Kryston all of Oregon; Mother, Julia O. Ellis of Ashland; two sisters, Easter Smith of Florida, Connie Brown and Tim of Tennessee; His four brothers, Wesley Ellis and Pat Fish of Bradley, Stephen and Pam of Arizona, Luther and Mary of New Hampshire, and Ricky and Darleen of Florida; special friends, Diana Wakefield and Eve Ellis; many nieces and nephews. Will was predeceased by his father Wilson C. Ellis Sr. and an infant niece.
Special thanks to the staff at Maine Veterans Home Bangor for their exceptional care and assistance over the last five and a half years.
At Will's request, graveside services will be held on August 5, 2014 at 1 PM at the Ellis-Trafton Cemetery, Ashland, Maine.
Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Brewer. Condolences may be shared at www.kileyandfoley.com