David Christopher (Chris) Ellis

David Christopher (Chris) Ellis was born on June 7th, 1968 in Amarillo, Texas.  He passed away on April 13th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A memorial service will be held in the near future.

Chris, known as “Corn” to most, grew up in Amarillo and graduated from Amarillo High School, where he was a standout pole vaulter and softball player.   He spent the last 20 years living and working in the DFW area and most recently in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, working together with his brothers.

Corn was passionate about his many interests and hobbies and was not afraid to try new things.  He loved boats, fishing, cars, motorcycles, the gym, dogs, kids, and all sports – particularly football, baseball, and bowling, where he was known to beat a pro or two with his self-taught style.

Corn loved many and was loved by many.  He was a great brother, uncle, and friend.  He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his parents, David and Barbara Ellis of Plano, Texas. Two brothers, Tony Ellis of Argyle, Texas and Brent Ellis of McKinney, Texas.

He was an uncle to Lauren, Lindsey, Logan, Lexi, Madison, and Greyson.

22 Replies to “David Christopher (Chris) Ellis”

  1. This is very heartbreaking! Such a great person and friend taken way too soon! My thoughts and prayers are with the Ellis family. Chris, until we meet again… Fly like an eagle!

  2. Chris was a great person and always smiling. I am sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family.

  3. Chris was the pest that everyone loved having around growing up in Amarillo. What a great energy he always had and enthusiastic nature for a little brother. He will be missed and we’ll be praying for all the Ellis family.

  4. Like it was yesterday, I can close my eyes and be coming out of class to meet up with Chris to sneak a kiss in the hallway before the bell rang. He and Danny and the crew would all be at the lockers – laughing, BSing and FULL of mischief. Ornery as the day is long, but so sweet all of those boys were. And I loved him with all of the fun, messy, angsty, new, teenager love some of us were lucky to experience – my first high school boyfriend. I have a picture of us posing in front of the fireplace of the Ellis home, all dressed up for junior prom. He could pretend to be cool, tough guy on the outside, but I saw enough of him to know better. The memories are so clear, especially now. I am prayerful that the Ellis family and all who loved Chris will find comfort in the laughter of shared memories, and strength as you go through this terribly painful time. Thinking of you all and sending love.

  5. Our family has yours in our thoughts and prayers. May our Heavenly Father bring some comfort to your mourning that only He can provide. Please accept our sincere condolences. In Peace, Laurie and Chris Peterson Family

  6. Was so sad and sorry to hear of Chris’ passing . Chris was a great person and a childhood friend . Will cherish the times and influence he made on life . You have my heartfelt sympathy

  7. Chris was always such a nice guy to all in our class, and will not be forgotten. Hugs to all of the Ellis family!

  8. Some of the earliest memories I have of this life are shared with Chris on our lawns on Summit Circle. Thank you, Chris.

  9. I cannot quite remember when I first met Chris – was it 4th or 5th grade at Puckett I think? He was just alway there in school and athletics. Always energetic. Always engaging. Always a friend to everyone. And while I have not seen Chris in 20 years, it’s like we all lost a part of our childhood and youth. I’m so very sorry to his family especially who also meant much to my mother and family growing up.

  10. GOD bless your family in this time. Your suffering is gone now that you are with our Lord and Savior

  11. My heart is so broken I always loved Chris he will b missed hugs n prayers to the Ellis family y’all are always n my prayers my God be with you through this difficult time

  12. I am deeply saddened by the death of Chris. I am praying for the Ellis family. My prayer is that God will give you peace that passes understanding during this time of mourning.

  13. Such a good person and friend. He will be missed and I will treasure the memories I have of Chris.

  14. Loved my Friend Chris. I never fit in at AHS. but he was always a good friend to me. The memories with Chris and Danny are some of the best and most cherished of my life. Thank You Chris! Love you!

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