Richard Eric Ellis

July 8, 1957September 13, 2014
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Richard Eric Ellis Sr. "Blue" passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. He was born July 8, 1957 in Charlotte, NC, the son of Wilson Darel and Mary Catherine Ellis. Eric served in the US Navy and remained a loyal patriot throughout his lifetime. He was a loving, kind and giving person who never met a stranger. Eric was known for his bear hugs and warm smiles. He loved his grandkids and they cherished their time with him. He enjoyed Nascar, motorcycles and time with his family; he took pride in his profession--driving for Wilson Trucking. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. with a service to celebrate Eric's life at 3:30 at Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC. Richard is survived by son, Rick; daughters, Alisha and Bethany; sisters, Jan and husband Bob and Judy and husband Mike; brother, Darel; girlfriend, Crystal and grandchildren,Aryanna, Jason, Justin, Naomi, Brennon and Amiyah.


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Allison Tomek

October 6, 2014

So sorry to hear of Blue's passing he was a great guy. He will be missed.

John Fields

September 22, 2014

We will miss you Eric. We loved your free spirit and great sense of humor. One day, I will share your "coin on the pool table" trick with my kids.

Shirley Blizzard

September 19, 2014

Blue I am so sorry to hear of your passing you will always be remembered in our hearts your hugs and that big beautiful smile it's been a long time since we've worked together at Belknap rest in peace and we'll see you again


September 18, 2014

Was sorry to hear about
Blues accident. He always wore a smile and will be missed by many women at many trucks stops across the miles. He usually had a surprise when he came through and was a lot of fun. My prayers are with his family. He will be missed !

Brian Kuykendall

September 18, 2014

So sorry to hear about the loss of Blue. I worked with him for a short time at WIlson. He was always upbeat and a pleasure to be around. I would also like to thank him for his service to our country, as he was always so proud to have served in the Navy. Prayers for you and the family at this time. Blue will be sorely missed.


September 18, 2014

I am so sorry about Mr. Ellis. When i would see him in Charlotte he was always friendly and i will remember him fondly. I am praying for the ELLIS family in a special way.
ISAIAH. 57:1-2
2 CORINTHIANS. 4:16-18

Pam collins

September 17, 2014

Blue your family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers I pray God comforts them help them threw the days to come you were sweetest kindest friend you always made us laugh I'm going to miss your smile and our talks I am blessed with beautiful memories and I am at loss for words fly free my Angel your loved and missed by many love Pam and Larry And Dakota and Montana till we meet again in my heart you stay for ever my dear friend

September 17, 2014

I knew Eric when he was a child and his Dad, Wilson, was like a big brother to me.
It is obvious that he was just like his Dad.
As a teenager I pestered Wilson for rides on his Indian Chief and Katherine when they were dating.
I am so sorry for your loss.

Laurie Troxell

September 17, 2014

"My Deepest Sympathy, Prayers and Thoughts", to "Blue's" family and loved ones!! He always knew how to make one laugh, no matter what the circumstances were!! Heaven has endured a wonderful angel!!!


September 17, 2014

He was the fun dad I never had growing up in my teens. And I'll always have those memories!