Michael Anthony Ellis Sr. of Galena, Kan., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007.

He was 72.

Mr. Ellis was born Aug. 11, 1935, in Kansas City, Mo., to Tony Anthony and Ellen Maude (Wright) Ellis. He lived in Galena a short time, moving from Afton.

He was a retired truck driver of 40 years and had operated a fruit market in Afton.

He was married to Wilma Jean Anderson. She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include one son, Michael Ellis Jr. of Fairland; one daughter, Laura Jean Drake of Fairland; one brother, Charles Ellis of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren, Gib Drake II of Fairland and Jessica Rose Ellis of Rogers, Ark., and one great-grandson, Gilbert Drake III of Fairland.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Miami. The Rev. Alex Kennedy will officiate. Burial will be in Seneca Cemetery in West Seneca, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Braden, Sean Buckalo, Larry Beedy, Gene Kirkland, Tommy Campbell and Larry Teaque.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.