William J. Ellis Died Aug. 1st in Vancouver, WA. at age 90. Born in Natchitoches, LA. June 3rd, 1923. He attended Northwestern State University in LA. He served as a Captain in the Army during WW II with the second infantry division. Landing on Omaha Beach June 6th 1944 “D” day. He saw action in 5 european campaigns, received numerous medals and ribbons. He was a life member of the Elks club and enjoyed fishing, golfing and the Oregon coast.
He is survived by a son, John Roy Ellis and his wife Sharon of Macon, MO. 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
After the war he spent his entire life in the grocery business. he was president of the Minit-Mart Corporation.