Forklift driver, store co-owner
Charles H. Ellis, 53, of Turlock died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in Modesto. He was born May, 22, 1949, in Tracy and lived in Lathrop 37 years before moving to Turlock three years ago. Ellis worked as a forklift driver for Heinz Cannery and was co-owner of RPM Diecast in Manteca.
Survivors: children, Carrie L. Ellis and Carl J. Ellis, both of Turlock; siblings, Judy Vallejo of Lathrop, Jerrylynn Fowler of Los Altos, Kathi Nolan of Lincoln, and Kitty Blake and Ricky Blake, both of Stockton; and four grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Park View Funeral Home, 3661 E. French Camp Road. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Committal: Burwood Cemetery, Escalon.
Chuck also sold diecast at 99 speedway in 2002, and enjoyed the races. He also loved country dancing and competed professionally. He always had a good word for everyone. He will be missed greatly.