Gary Lawrence Ellis

Gary Lawrence Ellis, 58, of Poteau died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Gary was born July 28, 1953, in Kansas City, Kan., to Charles L. and Gracie E. (Snell) Ellis. He was a brakeman for KCS Railroad. He was preceded in death by his mother. Survivors include his wife, Gloria of the home; sons, Eric and Nova Ellis of Van Buren, Ark., Matthew and Toni Ellis of Fort Smith; grandchildren, Jacob Lawrence Ellis, Andrew Joshua Ellis, Micah Elizabeth Ellis, Madison Marie Ellis; sister, Susan and Cooper Sweet of Claremore; brothers, Steve and Sherri Ellis of Neosho, Mo., Rick and Linda Gibson of Texas, Jeff Ellis of Texas; father, Charles Ellis of Texas; other relatives and loved ones. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Nazarene Church in Poteau with Rev. Greg Ledbetter officiating.  You may leave an online message at
Arrangements are under the direction of Evans annd Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.