Dr. Barry Len Ellis, 58, though he celebrated his 39th birthday every year, passed away suddenly in his home with his wife, Terri Lynn Ellis at his side on Oct 20, 2018. Though his time on this earth was too brief, like the music he conducted, he remains in our hearts and memories forever.
A visitation will be held at First English Lutheran Church on Thursday, Oct. 25, where the family will receive guests from 4 – 8 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 26 a Celebration of Life will be held in The Brodbeck Concert Hall at the Center For the Arts on the UW–Platteville campus beginning at 4 p.m. A service will take place at Taylors First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Greenville, S.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Barry L. Ellis Music Scholarship Fund, through the UW-Platteville Foundation. The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.melbyfh.com.
A complete obituary is in the October 24, 2018 issue of The Platteville Journal.