Richard Arlen Ellison

Richard Arlen Ellison, of Edna, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the age of 78. He was born on Aug. 6, 1938 in Edna to the late Raymond Marvin Ellison and Iva Lee Roberts Ellison.
Richard proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959. He retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1993 after 36 years of service and was a Patron-level Life Member of the National Rifle Association. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather who will be deeply missed.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Hazel LaVerne Wilkerson Ellison; daughter, Terri Lynn Hicks; son, Ronald Wayne Ellison and his wife Chris; sister, Mary Nell Tomas; brother, Raymond Marvin Ellison, Jr.; grandchildren, Misty Nicole Wells, Jeremy Wayne Hicks and his wife Amanda; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his sister, Anna Mae Ellison.
Graveside service was Sunday, June 4 at 2 p.m. in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna. 361-782- 2221.

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