Bobby Joe Ellis, Sr., 63, of Hannibal, died at 12:43 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Mark Burkey and Berdell Morriss will officiate. Burial will be at White Bear Cemetery in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Mr. Ellis was born March 2, 1950, in Hannibal, to Harry L. and Elvina  Rickey Ellis.
He was married to Annette Spencer on November 19, 1969, in Hannibal, MO. She survives.
Other survivors include his children, Bobby Joe Ellis, Jr. (Misty) of New London, MO, Brian Spencer Ellis (Poppy), Lisa Marie Ellis, and Stephanie Lynn Ellis (Dustin) all of Hannibal; and his grandchildren, Brianne Ellis, Bridget Ellis, Bobby Joe Ellis, III, Shelby Ellis, Kaitlynn Ellis Tharp, Brian Jake Ellis, Mason Ellis, and Alyssa Riney Ellis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Louis Leon Frederick and Harry (Dick) Ellis; and his aunt, Gracie Bates.
Mr. Ellis worked as a self employed contractor, until his health forced his retirement. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Hannibal. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved spending time with his family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Joe Ellis, Jr., Charlie Culp III, B.J. Platt, Victor Charlton, Rusty Ellis, Chad Culp, James Ruby, William Arlow Charlton, and James Culp.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Culp, Jr., Robert Culp, Pete Arnett, Harry Bates, Bobby Closser and Dustin Cullom.
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