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Daniel Neil Ellis, 33, Richmond, KY (1982-2015)

He was the son of Kelly and Nancy West Ellis of Pellyton, Adair County, KY, and the husband of Katie Ellis, Richmond, KY, who survives. He leaves one son, Luke Michael Ellis. He has many, many family members in Taylor, Adair, and Green Counties of South Central Kentucky. His ancestry in Adair County, Kentucky goes back to a Revolutionary War land grant and the establishment of Ellistown, just north of Pellyton, on the Adair County line. Det. Ellis attended Knifley Grade Center, where his father and all his uncles and his aunt graduated. He was a graduate of Taylor County High School, Eastern Kentucky University and was with Law Enforcement for the Richmond Police Department at the time of his death. Interment will be In Pellyton Cemetery, Adair County, KY near Det. Ellis' ancestral home, Ellistown.
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Det. Daniel Neil Ellis, 33, husband of Katie Elizabeth Gruenwald Ellis of Richmond, passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY.

Funeral services for Daniel, will be held at 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the E.K.U. Alumni Coliseum, 641 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, KY, with Minister Phillip Shumake officiating. Visitation will be 1pm-8pmCT/2pm-8pmET, Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at E.K.U. Alumni Coliseum. A procession to his final resting place will follow with interment in Pellyton Cemetery, 100 Pellyton East Road, Pellyton, Adair County, KY.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy West, Eric Ellis, Jason Bush, Justin Moore, Tim Whitlock, Seth Cook, Jordon House and Chip Gray.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Neurosurgical ICU Nurses at the University of Kentucky Hospital and the Medical staff at the University of Kentucky and all First Responders everywhere.

Daniel Neil Ellis, Richmond, KY (1982-2015)

Daniel Neil Ellis was born April 22, 1982 to Kelly and Nancy West Ellis. He died Friday, November 6, 2015, in Lexington, Fayette County, KY at the age of 33 years, six months, and 15 days.

He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and was with Law Enforcement for the Richmond Police Department.

He was a member of the Madison County F.O.P. Lodge #47, a member of the Kentucky Narcotics Association, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and a member of the East End Church of Christ in Lexington, KY.

Other than his wife Katie and his parents, Daniel is survived by the following:
  • His son: Luke Michael Ellis

  • Two brothers: Jeremy (Amanda) West, and Eric (Heather) Ellis

  • One sister: Kelli Marie (Jason) Ellis Bush

  • His paternal grandmother Clara Ellis Schoenberger

  • Mother and father-in-law: Nancy and Greg Gruenwald

  • A sister-in-law Amy (Dylan) Gruenwald Holt

  • And several nieces and nephews
Send condolences to the family of Det. Daniel Lee Ellis

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, 1110 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, KY, in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation. Funderburk Building, 521 Lancaster Avenue. Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

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