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Robert Dale Ellison

Funeral services for Robert Dale Ellison, 71, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 1, 2021 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Ellison passed away at 11:09 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at his home.


He was born July 10, 1949, at West Plains, Missouri, to James Edward Ellison, Sr. and Ruth Gertrude Johnson Ellison.  On July 10, 1973, he was married at West Plains, to Deborah Belcher.  Mr. Ellison worked at Uphaus Sawmill for twenty plus years.  He was an outdoorsman.  Mr. Ellison loved and enjoyed spending time with his sixteen grandkids.


He is survived by his four children, Pamela Johnson and husband, Leonard, Ray Ellison, Rebecca Ellison and Robert Ellison, all of West Plains; his former wife, Deborah Trott, Mountain Home, Arkansas; sixteen grandchildren; one brother, Joe Ellison and significant other, Kathy Judd, West Plains; one sister, Edith Pringle and husband, Charlie, Willow Springs; and many nieces and nephews.


His parents, five brothers, James Jr., Jack, John, Roger and Kenneth Ellison and two sisters, Sue Turnbull and Edna Strawn, preceded him in death.


Mr. Ellison will lie in state from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at