Mark Oliver Ellerbee

June 30, 1942September 21, 2013
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Mark O. Ellerbee age 71 of Tallahassee, Florida passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Big Bend Hospice. He was a native of Tallahassee, a graduate of Leon High School class of 1960 and went on to earn a degree in Music from Florida State University in 1964. Mark was a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Army serving as a company medic. In 1959 Mark’s music career started in Tallahassee with “The Casuals” now known as “Chaotic’s”. In 1969 he joined the “OakRidge Boys” as their drummer. He played with the OakRidge boys from 1969-1981 and returned to Tallahassee playing with various bands eventually rejoining the Chaotic’s. He played with the Chaotic’s until October, 2012. He retired from the State of Florida, Department of Disability Determination. He is predeceased by his parents Claude A and Emily Ellerbee of Tallahassee, son Eric Ellerbee and his nephew Fletcher M. Heins. He is survived by his wife of 23 years Hilda Crook, son Jason Ellerbee, Keystone Heights, Fl step son Brett (Susan) Crook of Plantation, Fl and grandson Ethan Crook, step daughter Buff Crook of Tallahassee, sister Rhonda E. Heins (Robert) of Melbourne Beach, Fl, nieces Tracy K. Heins of Destin Fl, Leslie A Heins of Baltimore MD, Meredith H. Jenkins (Russel)l and their children Alex and Aiden of Auburn, AL. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, September 28th at 3:00 at the American Legion Post 13, Lake Ella. In lieu of flowers contributions to Leon County Animal Shelter would be appreciated.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, September 29, 2013
  • Fraternal Organization Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Richard Chase

March 26, 2014

Quiet, truthful, humorous, and most of all a great friend. I miss you Mark.

Doug Pratt

October 23, 2013

Mark's humor and positive spirit help us through Viet Nam. I am sure that same spirit touched others too. We will all miss him. We were medics in the same platoon

October 10, 2013

"Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you, all things are passing, God is unchanging. Patience gains all; nothing is lacking to those who have God: God alone is sufficient." (St. Teresa of Avila). My sympathy and prayers. Rosemary Anderman

George Parker

October 1, 2013

A good man with a good soul.

Cookie Barrett

September 30, 2013

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Rest in peace...
My deepest sympathy to the family.

Dolores Bush

September 30, 2013

I knew Mark from working at the disability office. During the war with Iraq my son was there as a hospital corpsman and when mark found out he was always enquiring about my son. He was such a giving and genuine person. I was so appreciative of his support . He will be so missed. My sympathies go out to all his family.

Becky Hurlbut

September 30, 2013

Mark was a co=worker and a neighbor. He was always funny but calming. He made everyone feel good when around him. Our prayer to Hilda and family.

Michael Payne

September 29, 2013

I am very sorry for your loss and was sad to hear about Mark's passing. I worked with him at Florida Commerce Credit Union, and our desks were about 10 feet apart. Needless to say, I have great memories of an intelligent, kind, hilarious and good man. Our loss is Heaven's gain, to be sure.

Cindy Fix

September 29, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Mark was a wonderful friend he will be missed.

Judy Courson Steele

September 28, 2013

Mark was a great guy. He was one of my
brothers best friends in high school and
hung around our house a lot. He was a lot of fun and a great friend. May God give your family peace and love during your grieving, Judy Courson Steele