Ellison was born in Brooksville, Florida but grew up in Dunedin, Florida. Ellison played many sports in school growing up, including baseball and football. He worked many years in the Propane Gas business alongside his parents at Bay Cities Gas in Tampa. He then opened Citrus Gas in Inverness and later opened Copeland Gas in Bristol, Tennessee.
Ellison was a wild one in the years following high school. Always up for wild and crazy times!! He loved the outdoors, and loved airboats. He was an avid hunter and loved to fish, but he especially loved to gator hunt. He had no fear in him!
Ellison is survived by his sister, Patricia Copeland and her two children Tiffany and TJ Felkins of Palm Harbor, a son, George, from Oldsmar, along with his wife Lisa, and granddaughter, Olivia. He also had a sister Connie Howton, of Brooksville, along with 4 other nieces and nephews, Elise Eidson, Tabitha Elene Angelillo, Serena Young and Steven Clodfelter, all from Brooksville. He also has 7 great nieces and nephews, Austin, Kara, Skylar, Bryce, Shaun and Shyra and Korey. Ellison was loved by many and will forever be missed!!
A ‘Celebration of Life’ is planned for Friday, Nov 19th at 3:00 pm at Merritt Funeral Home, 4095 Mariner Blvd. Spring Hill, FL.
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