Ellis Clark

Ellis Delbert "Walkie Talkie" Clark

1926 - 2017

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Obituary of Ellis Clark

Ellis Delbert Clark, 91, formerly of 1 Steuben Place, Oneida Castle, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Rome Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since August 23, 2017.

He was born on July 27, 1926, in Hartwick, New York, the son of Harry and Bernice Turner Clark. He attended Hartwick schools.

On January 17, 1948, he was united in marriage to Elaine Schiller Jensen in Hartwick. They moved to the Oneida area in 1959.

Ellis was a truck driver to Royal Blanchard Trucking and the Teamsters Local in Utica for thirty-five years, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and the Teamsters Local 182.

Ellis had the CB Radio Handle, Walkie-Talkie. He enjoyed golfing woodworking, doing puzzles, and gardening.

Surviving besides his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Elaine; are three daughters, JoAnne (Robert) McCormick, of N. Fort Myers, FL, Eileen (Robert) Park, of Hinesville, GA, Rose Marie (Ted) Highers, of Fort Walton Beach, FL; eight grandchildren, Randy Sanborn, Sue Sanborn, Travis (Shelly) Park, Christy Ready, Suz Briggs, Bridgette Tyner, Ali Highers, and Nicholas Highers; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Gwen Dutcher, of Milford; a brother, Stephen (Carol) Clark, of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. Ellis was predeceased by two brothers, Louis Clark in 2012, and Stanley Clark in 2013.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017, at 4:00 PM at the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., where the Rev. Abigail Browka will officiate. Family and friends are invited and may call on Friday prior to the service from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the funeral home, 342 Main St., Oneida. Memorial contributions may be made in Ellis's memory to Oneida Castle Volunteer Fire Department, 20 First St., Oneida Castle, New York, 13421.


Memorial Service

Friday, September 1, 2017
Ironside Funeral Home, Inc.
342 Main Street
Oneida, New York, United States