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Joseph E. Ellison

Joseph E. Ellison, 78, West Plains, Missouri, passed away at 10:45 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Ozarks Healthcare.


He was born March 26, 1943 at West Plains, Missouri, to Ed and Ruth Ellison.  He enjoyed fishing, attending auctions, and just shooting the breeze.  Mr. Ellison loved spending time with his friends and family.  He also loved spoiling his four-legged babies, Bo and Bella.


He is survived by his best friend of almost twenty-five years. Kathy Judd, West Plains, Missouri; eight children, Don Ellison, Saint Louis, Missouri, Dan Ellison and wife, Donna, Canada, Debra Giles and husband, Joe, Highland, Arkansas, Dav Ellison, West Plains, Missouri, George Judd, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Bill Judd, West Plains, Missouri, Bobbi Johnson and husband, Pete, state of Michigan, and Jaime Judd, state of Arkansas; two additional children, Tender and James Ramsey; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Edith Pringle and husband, Charlie, Willow Springs, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.


His parents and eight siblings, James, Jack, Kenneth, Bob, John, and Roger Ellison, Sue Turnbull, and Edna Strawn, preceded him in death.


Joe has donated his remains to Genesis Medical Education and Research Institute.  His services will be held a later date.  Online condolences may be expressed at