William Oscar Ellison, age 87, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at his home.
Oscar was an awesome Pops/Dad and friend to whoever needed him. When he wasn't mowing or piddling around, he loved to watch wrestling on television. Oscar tried to be as active as he could. He was a self-proclaimed odd ball, but he did enjoy reading his Bible so, all in all, he was doing it right. He was a proud US Army veteran who served during the Korean War where he obtained rank of CPL. Oscar will be missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bass and Mary Ellison; daughter-in-law, Dora Allison; sisters, Minnie Stanley, Louise Rosenbalm, Agnes Jennings; brother, Bill Ellison and step-daughters, Geraldine Turley and Martha Sawyers.
He is survived by his son, William O. Allison, Jr., "Billy" and wife, Kelly of Douglasville, TX; sister, Virginia Pruitt and husband, Edward of Marion, Va.; granddaughter, Leanna Allison of Chilhowie, Va., stepson, Randy Sawyers, Marion, Va.; special friends, Nancy Barlow and Dora Ellison of Marion, Va.; several nieces and nephews and his four legged friend, Foxie.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Otis Barker officiating. Burial will be Friday, July 10, 2020 at
1 p.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion, Va. with Military Rites conducted by U S Army Honor Guard and Francis Marion VFW Post # 4667. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.
To share memories of William Oscar Ellison, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Oscar's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.