Clifford Eugene Ellis, age 88, of Westover passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Mon Health Care. He was born February 12, 1930, in Gilbert, a son of the late Phillip and Vicey Hatfield Ellis and great-grandson of Devil Anse Hatfield.
Cliff was a coal miner in W.Va. for 20 years and then served as a mine safety inspector for 24 years finishing his career in Washington D.C. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and attended American University from 1981-85. A man with many interests, Cliff also served as Mayor of Westover from 2004-05, earned his electrician’s license in 2006 and was an inventor with several copywrites.
Cliff is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Gaspar, whom he married July 5, 2001; one brother, Jimmie D. Ellis, of Texas; step-son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Nanette Gaspar and their children, Jason Gaspar, Samantha Clarkson and Rachel Gaspar, who were his grandchildren.
Cliff was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Ellis, in 1999; his son, Nicky Jerome Ellis, in 1974 and his siblings, Peggy Jo Ellis, Johnny R. Ellis, Ronnie O. Ellis and Rhonda S. Ellis.
Friends may call at the McCulla Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m., on Thursday, June 14. Burial will be at the Hollywood Cemetery in Gilbert.