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Bernis Leo Ellisor

May 7, 1924 ~ May 6, 2020 (age 95)


Bernis “Leo” Ellisor, 95, beloved son, husband, father, grandad, uncle, and friend walked into eternal life on May 6, 2020, just two hours shy of his 96th birthday.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10 AM at Elmwood Memorial Park, 5750 US HWY 277 S. Abilene, Tx, 79606. Due to restrictions in place because of COVID -19 virus there is limited occupancy for funeral services. A visitation will begin 9:00AM, Saturday, May 9, 2020 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South. If you would like to attend the graveside service and are not immediate family, we ask that you remain inside your vehicle and tune your radio to 105.7 FM for the funeral broadcast. We know these times are difficult due to the COVID - 19, but we want you to know the family appreciates your love and support but encourages everyone to remain safe and healthy.

Serving as Pallbearers: Jim Bob Ellisor, Dave Clanton, Landon Clark, Dean Wynn, Davis Wynn, and Roy Shockley.

Leo, “Grandad”, was born May 7, 1924 in rural Taylor County to the late James and Mittie Ellisor. On October 10, 1946, he married the love of his life, Alta Elizabeth “Beth” Garrett and were blessed with 56 years of marriage until her passing on May 22, 2003. Leo worked many years as a Greyhound bus driver until his retirement in 1984. His true love was his family, especially his four grandkids. Leo enjoyed horses, rodeo, living the county life, team roping, wood working, and outdoor cooking,

Leo is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Steve Corp and son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Mary Ellisor; four wonderful grandchildren, Beth Ann Wynn and spouse Dean, Jennifer Clark and spouse David, Melissa Lee, and his one and only grandson, Jim Bob Ellisor and spouse Tara; great-grandchildren, Abby, Davis, Claire, Molly, Landon, Kylee, Keegan, Chloe, Jackson, Owen, Kade, Harper, and Harlow; siblings, Sue Evans and spouse Jerry, and the late Addie Pearl Armstrong and spouse Horace; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Anderton, Penny, and Sarah for the years of compassion and care; Ginny, Terril, and the entire staff at Lyndale Senior Living for making Lyndale Grandad’s home for the past 11 years; and Hope for her patience and daily care over the last two years.

“Sugar, I’m the luckiest man in the world.” No, Grandad, we were the lucky ones.

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Graveside Service
May 9, 2020

10:00 AM
Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX 79606

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