Charles Raymond "Chuck" Ellis, 11:00 AM, Monday, April 17, 201715-Apr-2017
Charles (Chuck) Raymond Ellis, 68, of Moore, Oklahoma was born September 19, 1948, in Wichita, Kansas, and went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2017.
He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a former Academic Advisor of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Chuck was predeceased by his mother Patricia Ruth Reynolds, his father James Edward Ellis, and his stepmother Lorraine Ellis. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Karen, his daughter Anne Mehall and husband Michael, his son James Ellis and wife Colleen, his son Eric Ellis and wife Virginia, his son Patrick Ellis and wife Jill, his sister Janet Valdez and husband Dennis, his brother Bruce Ellis and partner Dale Anne Armor, his sister Diana Rogers and husband David, seven grandchildren, and numerous loving family and friends.
Chuck graduated high school at Old Putnam City High School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Oklahoma State University and returned for a Master’s degree in computer science. Chuck was an ROTC candidate in college and served as an officer in the United States Air Force following college. He was stationed in Newport News, Virginia and at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Chuck left the service as a captain and settled in Moore, Oklahoma. After a full career at Storage Technologies, Chuck returned to his alma mater, OSU, as a member of the faculty. Chuck was active in the Boy Scouts as a team building coach, as climbing and rappelling instructor nicknamed “Pappy,” as well as an Assistant Scoutmaster for T-291. He was also an assistant coach of son Eric’s soccer team and was an active member of his church as a trustee and usher. Chuck was a huge fan of the OSU Cowboys and Eskimo Joe’s. He enjoyed puzzles of all kinds, all sorts of technology, and – most of all – visiting with family. Chuck loved the outdoors and was particularly fond of the family cabin in Colorado. He loved hiking, exploring, and visiting favorite spots in Cuchara, LaVeta, Colorado Springs, and the surrounding area.
The memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at 1032 NW 12th Street, Moore, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, Oklahoma.