Funeral services for Gilbert F. Ellis, Jr. were held Aug. 3, 2018 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Bro. Steven Deville offi ciating. Interment followed the service at Roselawn Memorial Park in Seagoville. Gil was born Aug. 12, 1945 in Waxahachie to parents Gilbert Fountain Ellis, Sr. and Jewel Elizabeth (Trull) Ellis and entered into eternal Gilbert F. Ellis, Jr. rest July 31, 2018 at the age of 72. Gil worked for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Offi ce for 30 years and retired as a captain. He enjoyed his position so much that he felt as if he had the ideal job, because he loved what he did. He was a straight forward kind of man with strong integrity. Gil was very kindhearted and had a dry sense of humor. He was a very good teacher and had patience, but he was also strong willed. Gil loved fi shing, traveling and listening to music. He was an amazing husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Gil was preceded in death by his parents, son Jeffrey Ellis, brother John Ellis and brother Timothy Ellis. He is survived by his loving wife Rhonda Ellis of Mabank, son Ron Ellis and wife Missy, granddaughter Lacy and her husband Chase and their children Landon, Lane and Ledger of Forney, grandsons Trenton and Jonathan Ellis of Mesquite, daughter Rachel Pierce and her husband Jackie and their daughters Lauren and Sidney of Valley Mills, granddaughter Brandi Prestwood and husband Mike and their children Ruby, Brayden and Carson of Wills Point, granddaughter Ashley Morgan and husband Jeff and their children Tennyson and Tristan of Wills Point, granddaughter Stacey Davidson and husband Brandon and their children Charlee and Lincoln of Fate, grandson Justin Ray of Austin, grandson Korey Ray and wife Jessica and their children Autumn and Myles of Alabama, Josh Ellis and wife Amber of Decatur, brother Carey Ellis of Trinidad and sister Gloria Jean Spence of Dallas, many nieces, nephews, other family members and so many friends. A personal tribute may be made online at www. eubankcedarcreek.com.