WEST FRANKFORT — Bob “Hawk” Ellis, 82, passed away at 3:33 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Herrin Hospital.
He was born May 16, 1936, in St. Louis, to Wandel and Esther (Marsh) Ellis.
He married Kay Gahr.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Ellis of West Frankfort; beloved cat, Peeper; and a brother-in-law, Joseph (Nicole) Gahr of O'Fallon, Missouri.
Bob had worked for the Daily American Newspaper for 50 years and had served as its managing editor.
He was a member of the West Frankfort Lions Club. He served on the Board of Directors of the Night's Shield Children's Shelter and was the former Mayor of West Frankfort.
Memorial services will be at a later date.
Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Night's Shield Children's Shelter and will be accepted at the funeral home.
To sign the guest register, visit www.parkerreedyfuneralhome.com.