Bob Ellis, age 86 of Harriman

Bob Ellis, age 86 of Harriman, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN.

Bob was born March 21, 1934 in the Wheat Community and has lived in this area all his life. He was of the Baptist Faith. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. Mr. Ellis worked for C.R. Barger and Sons and was part owner of Morrows Furniture in Oliver Springs. He retired from Roane Central Utility in Midtown and after retirement worked at the Oliver Springs precinct during elections. He was also a member of the East Fork Lodge 460 and the TN Association of Utility Districts (TAUD).

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Ellis; by sisters, Nadine Bell and Georgia Shearl; by niece, Debbie Lawson and nephew, Steve Bell.

He is survived by his significant other of 20 years, Cathie Ingram of Harriman; by son, Brad Ellis and wife Missy of Oliver Springs; by stepdaughters, Amy Curtis and husband Terry of Lakeland, TN and Amanda Piercy and husband Herb of Oak Ridge, TN; by grandchildren, Jessica Ellis and fiancé Hayden Gifford, Joshua Ellis and Selena Piercy; by step-grandsons, Jonathan and Sean Curtis and by special niece, Cassandra Witherington and husband Travis.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Premier Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs. Funeral service will be held at 7:00pm in the chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Lynn Galyon and Pastor John Edwards officiating. Burial and graveside service will be held Friday, May 15, 2020 at 2:00pm at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

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About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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