Ellis Bishop, 91, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Cumberland Valley Manor. Ellis was born on March 10, 1926 in the Scoville Community of Owsley County, Kentucky to the late Scott W. and Bertha Combs Bishop.
Ellis was an Alumni of the University of Kentucky. He began working for the University in 1952. In 1958, he was appointed the Cumberland County Extension Agent and served the county until his retirement in 1990. Ellis was a member and former deacon of Burkesville Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a longtime member of V.F.W. Post 5419.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, McHenry Bishop, Matthew Bishop, Langley Bishop, and Jesse Paul Bishop, and one sister, Jeanette Rose.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Bishop of Burkesville, two children, Andrea K. Bishop, and Charles E. Bishop both of Jacksonville, Florida, one sister, Betty J. Bowling of Booneville, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, with Dr. Mark Shelton officiating. Burial was in the Burkesville Cemetery with military honors by V.F.W. Post 5419 and American Legion Post 119.
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences at www.balloustotts.com.