John W. Ellis, Sr. • August 19, 2021


John W. Ellis, Sr., 83 of Pensacola, Florida, born on January 28, 1938 to Robert and Helen Ellis in San Diego, Ca. passed away on August 19, 2021.

John Ellis, after 30+ years, retired as co-owner with Lenny B. Daniels from Daniels Ellis Electrical Supply and was still actively working with Daniels Ellis Properties and Ellis Trap and Cage for the past 20+ years.

He graduated from Pensacola High School and served in the Navy Reserves for eight (8) years.  He was an ingenious entrepreneur, owned several patents and mentored many. He will be missed by all.

He was a founding partner and member of the Pensacola Moose Lodge, and an active member of The American Legion post 340, which he loved dearly.

John is proceeded in death by his parents Robert and Helen Ellis; his siblings, Robert (Bobby) Ellis, (Barbara) and Lynn Krisciunas (John aka “Kris”), his daughter, Sheri Sarasua, and his son, John Ellis, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Pat Ellis; children, Sean Ellis and Karen Ivey; grandchildren, Danielle Sarasua, Michelle Sarasua, Brianna Adams, Megan Kock, Trey Ellis, Jesse Ellis; and numerous great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Dan Call, Finis Calvert, Jr., Mike Daniels, Jeff Ellis, Mack Lewis, and Nachi Sarasua with Honorary Pallbearers, Finis Calvert, Sr., and Harold Grosskoff.

Visitation is Wednesday, August 25 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 9:30 am with services beginning at 10:30 am with graveside immediately following.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Legion Post 340.

  1. Arngie George Pope Jr says:

    Johnny was one of my mentors who I respected and admired greatly. You will be missed by many.

  2. Cindy Estrada Ellis says:

    A special man who touched all that knew him. A great dad and even greater Paw Paw. He will be sorely missed but forever in our hearts. 🥰

  3. Brianna Perry says:

    I’m sorry for your loss Brianna and family I will be praying for you all peace and comfort during this difficult time , may god be with you and keep you

  4. Sherry Smith says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. May the good memories you have now become treasures to hold in your hearts forever. Sending you all love and hugs.

    Sherry and Craig Smith

  5. Linda & Dee Haden says:

    Dear Pat, Karen, Sean and family. Words cannot express how sorry we are over the loss of your wonderful husband and father. May God give you comfort and peace and wrap His arms around you and hold you tight with His loving arms. We send our love and prayers as you face the difficult days ahead. God bless you all. Linda & Dee Haden

  6. Jeff Powell says:

    John was a great neighbor and a good friend for the past 21 years. He will be greatly missed. Praying for Pat, Sean and the family’s comfort. Matthew 5:4

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