Harold J. Ellis, Jr., 73, of Zanesville, passed away at 5:29 a.m. Sunday August 14, 2022 at Genesis Hospital. He was born on August 28, 1948 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Harold J. Ellis, Sr. and Juanita Lyons Ellis. He was a former assistant manager at Elby’s Big Boy restaurant. He retired from Dollar General where he worked 18 1/2 years. He was a United States Army veteran. He was an avid Zanesville Blue Devils and Ohio State University fan. He also enjoyed NASCAR, drag racing and building models. He is survived by his wife Donna J. (Gee) Ellis. Three children Kimberly (Amanda) Harris, Dawn (Jason) Landis, and Tyler J. Ellis. Four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half brother Ernie Hiett. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Thursday August 18, 2022 at William Thompson & Son Funeral Home 5765 Gladstone Drive where services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Minister Keith Kress officiating and burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where Zanesville VFW Post #1058 will conduct military honors.