Ellis A. Derry, age 90 of Zanesville died Friday June 3, 2011 at the Abbott Home, his residence for the past several years. He was born October 16, 1920 in Sonora to the late John E. and Luna Allison Derry.
Ellis was a WW II Army Veteran and was a long time car salesman for Dutro Ford. He later worked for the Muskingum County Highway Department where he retired. Ellis had a lifetime passion of being a horse owner and horse puller. He was a 60 year member of the Hubbard Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.
Surviving are his daughters: Janet (John) Cox of Adams Mills and Janice (John) Hill of Pataskala; sons: Rick (Marlene) Derry of Columbus and Jim (Pam) Derry of Lancaster; eleven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sisters: Ernestine Bogle of Hopewell, Isabel Ross and Lita Vance both of Reynoldsburg, and Rita Blancett of Gahanna; his former wife, Winnie (Scott) Derry of Zanesville, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Wally Derry; brothers: Wendell Derry, Dwight Derry and Denzil Derry, and sisters: Geneva Jennings, Pauline Kirk and Ruth Lenhart.
Calling hours will be from 2 â€“ 5 pm Sunday June 5, 2011 at the Bryan & Snider Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Funeral services will be at 1 pm Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Matzke officiating. Committal services will follow including full military rites at St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of oneâ€™s own choice.
To share memories and condolences with the family, visit Ellisâ€™s memorial on-line registry at www.BryanSniderFuneralHome.com