James "Jim" L. Ellis, 83, died on March 28, 2018 at the Whispering Pines Nursing Home in Luray, VA after a period of declining health. He was born on September 28, 1934, in Livermore, ME, the son of the late Arthur and Alberta Ellis.
Jim grew up in Maine and served in the US Navy during the Korean War. A resident of Raymond for over 50 years, he formerly worked at Genest Ford in Manchester, NH before starting his own automotive repair business, James L. Ellis Truck Service, in 1975.
He was predeceased by his son, Larry Ellis; grandson, James L. Ellis, III, and 2 brothers, John and Jerry Ellis. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sandra Lee (Pelletier) Ellis; 4 children, Sarah Ellis, David Ellis, James L. Ellis, Jr., Gayle Hall and her husband Richard; 2 grandsons, Collin and Owen Hall; 1 great-granddaughter, Jamison Ellis; his brother Joel Ellis, and his sisters Jean Batchelder and Jolene Brooks.
Calling hours were held on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 4 to 6 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 2 Epping St., Raymond, NH. A memorial service was held at 6 PM at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 1 PM.