April 16, 1922 ~ August 3, 2005
Ellison, Berry Stanley a 43 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 of natural causes. Born in Guyman, OK, Berry was 83. Berry had served in the United States Army during World War II, was a member of Masonic Lodge of Missouri for over 50 years, and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He owned and operated a precision machine shop for 38 years, was instrumental in the design and production of the modern jet turbine, and did precision machining for the nationâ€™s space program.
His many interests included restoring antique Maytag washing machine motors, woodworking planes, and he was an expert on vintage hit and miss engines and antique sewing machines dating back to 1852. He was an avid swapmeeter, and grew wonderful home grown tomatoes. He loved the old classic movies, especially westerns. He enjoyed his time with his many friends at the local Senior Centers.
He is survived by his Children, Carolyn (Paul) Weatherly, Teresa Andolino, Berry Ellison II, and Bradley (Linda) Ellison, Grandchildren, Deanna Weatherly, Berry Ellison III (Sarina), and 3 Great Grandchildren, Madison, Mason, and Jackson, his Brother John Ellison of Torrance and Sisters, Naomi Revoir of Vista and Juanita Rich of Web City, MO. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Irwin) Ellison; Father Berry and Mother Ida (Boyce) Ellison, and Grandson, Russell Weatherly.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The Service and reception will be held at Rolling Hills Methodist Church on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Riverside National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Humane Society; American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association
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