ELLIS–Mr. Joseph “Joe” L. Ellis, Jr., age 79, of Graniteville, S.C., husband of the late Sara Bitters Ellis and son of the late Joseph and Irene Harrelson Ellis, entered into rest on Monday, December 26, 2016. He is survived by a son, Levon (Ann) Ellis of Wagener, S.C.; daughters, Tina (Steve) Wright of North Augusta, S.C., Angela (Mike) Boyd of Warrenvillle, S.C., Pam Cheek of Toccoa, Ga. and Mary (Shad) Brennema of Thomson, Ga.; a sister, Eva Palacios of Waynesboro, Ga.; a brother, Jerry Ellis of Aiken,S.C.; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; two special grandchildren, David Ellis and Tiffany Summers. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Boyd and a brother, Alton Ellis. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Graniteville, S.C. He was a retired Truck Driver with Graniteville Company. His hobbies included bowling, Nascar and watching wrestling on TV. He loved his family with all his heart, and they in turn loved him. He shall be greatly missed by his family, friends and all whose lives he touched during the 79 years that God granted him on this earth. Death is not the end as he shall live on forever in the hearts of his loved ones. The family will receive friend at the funeral home this Thursday evening, December 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A service, celebrating his life, will be held in the Chapel of Napier Funeral Home on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Clint Jackson officiating. The interment will follow at the Graniteville Cemetery. The pallbearers will be grandsons, David Ellis, Joey Ellis, Jerry Garris, Joshua Ellis, Austin Hanson and Edward Summers. A special thanks to his daughter Tina Wright, for the special care she gave him during his illness. Napier Funeral Home Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville SC, 29829 is in charge of all arrangements and you may sign the guest registry at www. napierfuneralhomeinc.com.