Willard Glen Ellyson, 84, formerly of Gilmer County

Willard Glen Ellyson, 84, of Lehigh Acres FL, formerly of Gilmer County WV passed away at home September 16, 2021, with his loving family by his side.

He was born at home on Sinking Creek, (Cox’s Mills) Gilmer County WV on January 25, 1937, to the late Walter and Rosa Belle Price Ellyson.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served at Norfolk Naval Station, Norfolk, VA in 1956-57. He retired from Union Carbide Corporation, Marietta OH and later worked for Publix Supermarket, Fort Myers, where he really enjoyed being with his co-workers and customers.

Willard had a hug for everyone. He loved to hunt, fish, and even crochet potholders.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Kathryn Black Ellyson; a daughter Rebecca (Becky) Mason (Paul), Marietta OH; sister, Genevieve Earl, Grantsville WV; granddaughter, Danielle Brooke Harter (Tim) with whom he and his wife resided and great grandson Kaiden Harter, Lehigh Acres. Also, surviving are three grandsons, Daniel Mason (Erica), David Mason (Amanda) and Dean Mason (Misty) all of Marietta OH; several great Grandchildren, Madison, Andrew, Ryan, Jodi, Luke, Elizabeth, McKensie, and Devon and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held September 23, 2021, 1:00 p.m. at McGregor Baptist Church, Fort Myers FL.