Donald R. "Don" Ellis, 59, of Springfield, died Friday, September 6, 2019. 

He was born  October 1, 1959 in Springfield the son of Roy and Bessie (Cox) Ellis.

He is survived by two daughters, Hope (Chad) Dennison of San Jose and Jessica Ellis of Chatham; six grandchildren; and eight siblings, including, Roy Ellis of Chatham and Georgie (Mark) Palmer of Divernon.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, September 11, at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.