Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bob Ellis' Brother Passes

With great sadness we learned of the passing of Jim Ellis, brother of our own Bob Ellis.

James F. Ellis
James F. Ellis 
Mr. Ellis, 63, of Huntersville, went to be with the Lord on September 10, 2008. Jimmy was a retired fireman was known and loved by the community as The Christmas Tree Man. 
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; three sons, Michael, Thomas and Chris, and their wives; seven grandchildren; brother, Bob Ellis and wife of Matthews; and two nieces. 
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Raymer Funeral Home with burial following at Huntersville Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Iredell County, PO BOX 822, Statesville, NC 28677. 
Raymer Funeral Home is serving the family. www.raymerfuneralhome.org.

A Note from Bob:

Thank you for your kind words. Jim was a brother and my best friend..He was with the Charlotte Fire Dept. for 26 years retiring with the rank of Captain..He had lived in Huntersville the past 30 some years.  He had a Christmas tree farm of about 50 acres just inside the Virginia state line ( small area called Elk Creek ) ..For the past 17 years he also sold trees retail in downtown Huntersville hince "the Chrtistmas Tree Man".. I will miss him GREATLY ....