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.
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Randy Brown saysMarch 2, 2023 at 5:39 pm
I live right up the street from Van and talk to him on a regular basis and didn’t know he had passed until I read the obituaries in the paper this afternoon. I think it was Friday when I talked to him last and he seemed fine, for a person our age at least. I’m gonna really miss him.
Dennis, Frances, Lois B. and Family saysMarch 3, 2023 at 12:55 pm
Kathy, Donnie and Family, we extend our sympathy to you. May our LORD and Saviour give to you HIS Comfort and Peace in your hearts today and the days ahead. You are in our ‘Prayers’ and thoughts, Love you,
Amanda saysMarch 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Van I will miss you. You were a great sweet person who would tell me so many stories about your life. You held alot of wisdom and educated me on many things. Sending all love, prayers, and condolences to family and friends.
Phil Ellison saysMarch 9, 2023 at 11:55 pm
Amanda -thank you for honoring Van and for your prayers.
phillip ellison saysMarch 9, 2023 at 11:50 pm
Thank you Randy for these kind words. I remember him mentioning your name often when talking about his neighbors.
Phil Ellison saysMarch 9, 2023 at 11:52 pm
Thank you so much
Phil Ellison saysMarch 9, 2023 at 11:53 pm
Dennis and Family Thank you so much
Phil Ellison saysMarch 9, 2023 at 11:57 pm
I tried to respond to all of you but not certain it went through. Thank you all so much for the kind words. prayers and honoring Van.
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