Jay Dedrick Ellison

1959 - 2013

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Jay Dedrick Ellison, 53, of Findlay passed away at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at his residence. Jay was born on October 26, 1959, in Hannibal, MO to Eldon D. and Norma Sue (Brothers) Ellison. Jay is survived by his mother, Sue Ellison of Findlay; three aunts: Patricia Calhoun of Mexico, MO, Eula Mae Odneal of Liberal, KS and Norma Lee Schilb of Prairie Home, MO and serveral cousins. Jay was preceded in death by his father Eldon D. Ellison. Jay was a graduate of the Rolla School of Mines and Engineering. Jay worked for Cooper Tire and Rubber Company as an R&D Engineer. He was a member of the Oakwood Christian Church in Hannibal, MO. Jay was a Harley Davidson motorcycle rider, liked to restore Jeeps, loved to water ski, woodworking, and to travel, and loved off road racing and European style racing. All local services will be private and are entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Memorials may be made to the Hancock County Humane Society and/or to Cancer Patient Services. Online condolences may be made via www.coldrencrates.com.

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    Hancock County Humane Society
    4550 Fostoria Avenue
    Findlay, OH 45840

    Cancer Patient Services
    1800 N. Blanchard St., Suite 120
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : The Ellison Family
Date :Monday, February 18th 2013
From : Samantha
I am sorry to read of your loss During this time looking to the Bible God gives us comfort and hope At John 112526 it says I am the resurrection and the life He that exercises faith in me even though he dies will come to life and everyone that is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all Through this scripture we see that Jehovah God wants us to have life and he will resurrect us This means that all of the loved ones we have lose will live again I hope this thought helps you cope

To : Ellison Family
Date :Wednesday, February 20th 2013
From : Douglas Benegas
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult timeI worked with JD in Pirelli-Hanford California and now here in Cooper TiresHe will be missed

To : Family of JD Ellison
Date :Wednesday, February 20th 2013
From : Ken Reuille
I worked with JD for several years at Cooper Tire He was a good man and will be missedIn sympathyKen Reuille

To : Family of JD Ellison
Date :Wednesday, February 20th 2013
From : Kim Smith
Worked with JD quite a bit over the years He was down in Tupelo a little over a year ago and stayed about a week He was a super nice guy and we'll miss him

To : Family
Date :Wednesday, February 20th 2013
From : Co-Worker from Cooper
Very sorry to hear about your loss

To : Sue Ellison
Date :Wednesday, February 20th 2013
From : Jim Piper
SueI am sad to hear about JD's passing I worked with JD at Cooper and we made many trips to England together I have since retired and moved away from Findlay I enjoyed JD's company and our working relationship He was a good engineer and a good personJim Piper

To : The Ellison's
Date :Wednesday, February 20th 2013
From : The Teoh's
We are deeply sorry for your loss Jay was a nice neighbor of ours and he will be greatly missed May God bless him and his loved ones Job 1925-25 For I know that my Redeemer lives and at the last he will stand upon the earth And after my skin has been thus destroyed yet in my flesh I shall see GodOur deeply condolenceThe Teoh's

To : Sue
Date :Wednesday, February 20th 2013
From : Roxanne
Oh sweet friend I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss I can't even imagine You are in my thoughts and prayers and please know how much love Im sending your way Love Roxanne

To : The family of Jay
Date :Thursday, February 21st 2013
From : Cathy Harris
Sue and family I am so sorry for your loss You have my deepest condolances I am praying for you

To : Sue Ellison
Date :Friday, February 22nd 2013
From : Your Family
Dear SueWe read of Jay's passing in the Columbia Tribune We know you are suffering from this great loss and our hearts are with you Much LoveNorma Lee Debbie MikeEula Mae David Dianna and Donna

To : Sue Ellison
Date :Friday, February 22nd 2013
From : Donna Odneal
Dear SueI'm so sorry for your loss really for all our loss It's a shame that we all grow so far apart an get so caught up in our own lives and problems I miss the times when we were kids an always would gather together every year at Grandpa's and Grandma's We as cousins always had a good time You are in my thoughts and prayers Love Donna