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Earl Kent Ellis
1938-2017

Earl Kent Ellis, 78, passed away after a brief illness on July 2, 2017, in Houston, Texas. He spent his final hours surrounded by loving members of his family.
Kent Ellis was born in Neosho, Missouri, on November 24, 1938, to Jewell William "J.W." and Irene Lucille (Goodson) Ellis, but he grew up on the family's farm outside Dill City, Oklahoma. He married Oreta Cammell (Widener) on January 1, 1960, in Clinton, Oklahoma, and they enjoyed 57 happy years together.

Kent graduated from the University of Texas At Austin, and the South Texas College of Law, in Houston. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Harris County, Texas, District Attorney's Office from 1980 to 1985, before entering private practice for several years. In 1994, he won election as a State District Judge in Texas' 315th District Court, which handles juvenile cases. Kent won reelection in 1998 and 2002, serving until 2006. He earned respect as a fair and compassionate judge.

For many years, Kent served as a minister and elder in various Churches of Christ congregations in Oklahoma and Texas. He was a diligent Bible scholar and delivered inspiring, eloquent sermons, and he wrote with exceptional wisdom and clarity on Christian topics. Many people warmly remember Kent for the kind, loving assistance he offered them along their spiritual paths.

Kent is survived by his devoted wife, Oreta; three children and their spouses, Mark Kent Ellis and his wife Tami, Angela Elisabeth Ellis and her husband Greg, and James Walter Ellis and his wife Joy; four grandsons, Geoffrey, Kent, Reagan, and James; four granddaughters, Bethany, Hannah, Elisabeth, and Anne; and two greatgrandchildren, Danielle and Marshall. He is also survived by two older brothers, Sidney Dwayne Ellis, of Owasso, Oklahoma, and James Roy Ellis, of Burleson, Texas. Kent had many nephews and nieces, whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Shirley Dickerson and Joyce McPherson. Kent treasured the many happy moments he spent with his relatives.

There will be a memorial service and reception at 1:30 p.m., July 19, 2017, at the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center, 315th district court, 1200 Congress 7th Floor Houston, TX 77002.
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