top of page

Remembering the Life of

Fred "Big John" Ellis

April 17, 1952  -  September 15, 2023

Fred “Big John” Ellis, age 76, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville, AL. He was born in Blytheville, AR on December 27, 1946 to the late Fred Johnson and Helen Patricia Godwin Ellis. Mr. Ellis was a truck driver and Veteran of the United States Army.


Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife: Carolyn Ellis; two daughters: Dawn Marie Stewart and Victoria Marie Givens (David); four sons: Melvin David Brown, Fred Murrell Ellis (Valerie), Patrick Parker Ellis (Dana) and David Shan Ellis; brother: Joseph Samuel Ellis (Cathy); thirteen grandchildren: Terry Robert Handson, Amanda Lynn Ellis, Justin Stewart (Olivia), Jebidiah Stewart, Taylor Ellis, Conner David Brown, Jaima Lynn Brown, Amanda Ellis, Parker Ellis, Blake Gregory (Lindsey), Cassondra Lashelle Ellis, David Ellis Givens and Megan Elise Givens; great granddaughter: Aurora Jade Stewart; and niece: Courtney Ellis.


A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Fayetteville Church of God with Rev. Ron Wood officiating.


Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Fred Johnson Ellis.

ellis res_edited.jpg

The Portrait of
Fred's Life

Click on Image to Display the Full Image, Download, Like, and Share

"Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories."

- Ronald Reagan

Click Here to Share a Memory (1).png

The Memory Wall

Carolyn Ellis, wife

John was a good man, husband, father and friend. He will be missed... He's left a BIG HOLE in our family. Cannot believe he is gone from our lives. John was a winner and a GREAT athlete. He was also the LOVE of my life... from the time I first met him and will always be 💖

You Can Add a Memory by Clicking the Link Above

bottom of page