Rex Van Ellis December 9, 1935 - October 24, 2019

Rex Van Ellis, 83 of Brevard passed away at his residence on October 24, 2019.  A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County he was a son of the late Sam Van and Pauline Honeycutt Ellis.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Ellis.

Rex served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He traveled the US working as a welder and pipefitter.  In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving him are two sisters, Shirley Aiken and husband Earl of Brevard and Peggy O’Shields of Etowah; and several nieces and nephews.

Private service will be held at a later date


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  1. Linda Barton Chapman says

    I’m so sorry to hear of Rex’s passing. Eddie and I always enjoyed Rex coming to make music with him and eat with us. The last time I saw him was at SavMor and we talked a long while in the parking lot. I will always remember his sense of humor and his gentle manner. Peggy and Shirley, you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Robin Ellis says

    NEVER forget you……

  3. Robin Ellis says

    Rex…. I am so sorry to hear of your passing. You were always such a sweet sweet man. Very easy going and soft spoken. I remember through the years running into you in town. You always took the time to talk to me and ask how each person was doing. I can just see your smile sorta like you were up to With a twinkle in your eye. I will forget you. Many prayers for comfort and peace going up for your sisters. You will be missed.