Ellis Ousley — UPDATED
Ellis “Buddy” Ousley, 86, North Webster, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
Ellis was born March 9, 1936, in Prestonsburg, Ky., the son of the late George W. and Julie (Owsley) Ousley. He was united in marriage to Virgine Shepherd in 1956, who preceded him in 1996.
He was the owner of Ellis Ousley Excavating from 1972 to 1996. Ellis enjoyed fishing, and he loved traveling and “socializing.” He was a member of the Highway 13 Free United Baptist Church.
Ellis will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Michale (Angie) Ousley, Leesburg and Mitch Ousley, Florida; brother, Troy (Rhonda) Ousley, North Webster; sister, Faye Shepherd, Pierceton; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Virgine, he was preceded in death by a son, Scott Ousley, his parents, three brothers and three sisters.
A visitation with family and friends will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels, 105 First St., Pierceton.
Funeral services in celebration of Ellis’ life will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, in the Pierceton Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ward “Etsie“ Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.