Charles "Chip" Robert Ellis II

February 12, 1964February 4, 2019

Charles Robert “Chip” Ellis II, age 54, of Bloomington, died Monday (02/04/2019) at his residence. He was born February 12, 1964 in Indianapolis. He owned Ellis Construction. A life-long resident of Bloomington, he attended Bloomington High School-South. He graduated in 1982. He enjoyed arrowhead hunting, mushroom hunting and skydiving. He is survived by his three daughters, Tiffany Ellis and Brandy Ellis, both of Indianapolis and Brooke Ellis, of Orlando, Florida, his sister, Lauri Wright, of Houston, Texas; two step-sisters, Lynn Pelley, of Speedway, Indiana and Brenda Herman, of Detroit, Michigan; six grandchildren, Arrian, Kendahl, D.J., Cam, Cali, and Jordan, his step-mother, Shirley (Howard) Ellis, of Venice, Florida and several cousins. Chip was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Charles R. Ellis I and his mother, Julieanne Gillespie. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home; 4150 E. Third St.. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to the charity of one’s choice.


  • To the Charity of One's Choosing


  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019

Charles "Chip" Robert Ellis II

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Shelley Terhune-Fowler

February 11, 2019

I have known Chip and Lauri since the 6th grade. Even though I was Lauri's age and spent more time with her Chip was always very kind every time I came to their home to visit. Through the years I would always run into him at Wee Willies and he would always have a smile on his face especially when I asked about his family or I asked how you were doing Lauri, he was so proud of you. He will be so sadly missed. I think of those days often as I have gotten older and I am so grateful for the time that we all spent together. I am truly sorry that I was not at Chips Memorial, as I just found out about his passing.

bob knight

February 8, 2019

what can I say... chip... was chip... if you knew him and didn't love him... then you didn't know him at all... in spite of his demons he lived life at his own pace... on his own terms... his hands were magic... his mind went at mach 4 ... I never walked away from a day around him feelin like I didn't want to see him tomorrow... as he would paint those colorful stories of the nite before ... I could listen to them over and over... feelin a bit sad that I won't hear any more of them... I will miss you my friend...

feather rhodes

February 8, 2019

I've know chip all our life .went to the same schools all the way to seniors .what a great good hearted guy chip was.always helping others working hard always smiling we worked together for ever and never a dull moment ever.funny guy always happy no matter what. Never easy saying good byes untill we meet again my dear friend.R.I.P.CHIP ALWAYS LOVED YOU DEARLY. GOD"S SPEED MY FRIEND. GREAT MEMORIES I WILL ALWAY CHERRISH THREW THE YEARS WE SHARED .

Sheila Pugh

February 8, 2019

I have known Chip Ellis in business and as a trusted friend for more than 30 years, and this is what I, truly know about Charles R. Ellis, II. He loved his children first and foremost! He loved his grandchildren and sister Laurel and his thoughts were always the best for their lives.

As Chip was much younger than I, over the years he sometimes called me his other mother, while laughing nonstop and telling me of valiant events he had experienced, like jumping out of planes.

Chip had a heart for others bigger than most. He was always thinking of people that worked for him, making sure there was another job waiting for them.

Chip was involved in the construction of many homes in Monroe County. He himself, constructed homes in, Hyde Park, The Stands, Dogwood Estates and renewed the bones & value of several commercial properties. In his last years he became a “Carpenter Extraordinaire” by crafting high-end designs in home remodel.

Life was an adventure for Chip and he never stopped striving to improve himself. I don’t ever remember not seeing Chip smiling and laughing with funny stories to share. He liked making people happy.

Chip’s closest friend Joe shared, that in
Chip’s last months he was faithfully focused in improving his health.

On February 4th, I believe God saw and heard Chip’s innermost desire and said, “Well done son, welcome home.”

On behalf of your friends, thank you for the love and never-ending smiles Chip!

Sheila and Friends of Charles R. Ellis, II