Edwin Van Ellison Jr, 76, of Anderson, SC, passed away on Tuesday February 28, 2023.
Born on July 16, 1946, in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Edwin Van Ellison Sr and Lois Gambrell Ellison. Van was a Veteran of the US Army ASA, having served in Korea and Germany. He was of the Baptist faith and loved Softball and his Gamecocks. His love of softball led him to volunteer as a coach for the Belton-Honea Path softball team. He was also employed in the textile industry and with Kroger Bakery.
He is survived by his Siblings: Phil Ellison (Myra), Kathy Hill (Donnie), and Kay Allred (Steven); Nieces: Mandy Shumaker (Adam) and Tracy Jester (Tim); as well as three great nieces, three great nephews and one great-great niece.
A committal service will be held at 1pm Friday March 10, 2023, at MJ Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Van’s name to the USO at uso.org or to charity of your choice.
The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory South Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.