Pastor Stanley Glenn Ellis, age 67 of Oak Ridge, TN passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born in Charlotte, NC on December 12, 1951 to parents William Ray Ellis and Betty Shearer Ellis. Glenn received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in 1973. He was ordained into the gospel ministry at Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, TN on May 27, 1973 where he also has been serving as pastor for the past 13 years. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from North American Baptist Seminary, Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1976 while also serving as a home missionary for nine years in Mitchell, SD. Pastor Ellis served in pastorates in Clarksville and Jackson, TN, and was a missionary in Salvador, Brazil for four years. Glenn enjoyed playing golf and watching University of TN football and basketball as well as spending time with his grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Shearer Ellis.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marcia Henegar Ellis; daughter Angel Lockett and her husband Wilbur; his son David Ellis; five grandchildren; his father William Ray Ellis; brothers Steve and wife Olga, Dale and wife Pat, and Scott; sisters Joy Rogers and Dawn Strunk and husband Bill and sister-in-law Karen Ellis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge with a Celebration Service to follow at 4:00 p.m. Rev. Dale Ellis, Rev. David Strunk and Darryl Arender will officiate. A private graveside service will follow on Sunday for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Caring Center of Central Baptist Church, 130 Providence Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, a ministry that aids in feeding the poor.
Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
An online guestbook can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.