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Henry (Tex) William Ellison 1922 - 2011
Henry (Tex) William Ellison
Henry (Tex) William Ellison

Henry (Tex) William Ellison, 89, of Camp Verde passed away November 22, 2011. He was born on February 27, 1922 in Beasley, Texas to the late Henry Wilson Ellison and Sallie Benton Ellison.

Henry was a proud United States Air Force veteran serving his country during WWII as a B-24 engineer for the 467th Bombardment Squad stationed at Rackheath, England. He flew 33 missions and received numerous awards including the Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross and Oak Leaf Clusters. After his discharge he lived and worked in New York.

In 1963 he moved the family to Flagstaff, AZ, then down to Camp Verde in 1968.

Henry worked as a mechanic until his retirement. He was a member of the IBEW Local 769, Disabled American Veterans and VFW.

He will always be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. His love of life and stories touched the lives of many and he will be deeply missed.

Henry is survived by his wife Mary Ann of Camp Verde, children: Henry Ellison Jr. of Camp Verde, Robert (Selma) Ellison of Camp Verde, Nancy (Jim) Johnson of Mesa, Theresa Lynn of Camp Verde, step children: Karen Bowden of Magrolia, TX, Greg (Karen) Deming of Prescott Valley, Teddy Deming of Phoenix, brothers: Marvin Ellison of Conroe, TX, Lloyd Ellison of Sugarland, TX, sister: Mary Ruth Davis of Alvin, TX, 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and many dear nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by sons: Thomas Ellison and Lawrence Ellison. Funeral services were held at Bueler Funeral Home in Camp Verde on November 26, 2011. If you would like to remember Henry in a special way, please make a donation of your choice in his name.

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