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Elvin Thomas "Tommy" Ellis

June 8, 1950 — August 14, 2022

Seminole resident Elvin Thomas Ellis died Sunday, August 14, 2022, in Oklahoma City.

Tommy, the son of Clyde and Fannie (Morrison) Ellis, was born June 8, 1950, in Little.  He graduated from Strother High School with the class of 1968.  Tommy continued his education, attending East Central University in Ada, where he received both his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree.  On July 6, 1973, Tommy married Linda Flanagan in Dustin.  Tommy was a schoolteacher; he started his teaching career at Centrahoma, then he went to Wolf and ultimately taught school at Strother middle school and high school for many years.  While at Strother he was very active in the 4H program, which he frequently took to Prague for the annual Kolache Festival.  He loved teaching and being around the students; after leaving Strother, he continued teaching as a substitute teacher.  Over the years he was a substitute at Wewoka, New Lima and Pleasant Grove schools.  Tommy was also an Assembly of God preacher.  Tommy preached at Blair Assembly of God, Farris Assembly of God and Jarvis Assembly of God.   Tommy loved helping people; he would do anything for anyone.  In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, watching classic westerns, and listening to gospel music, but nothing was as important to Tommy as spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother and sisters, Jessie Ellis, Judy Ellis and Brenda Ellis.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; son, Scott Ellis and Nathan Gomez of Indiana; daughter, Stephanie and Brian Benson of Earlsboro; 2 grandchildren, Brayden and Madison Benson; sister, Mary and Bob Williams of Midwest City; and many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The funeral service for Tommy will be Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, with Roy Robertson officiating.  Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole

1001 North Milt Phillips Avenue, Seminole, OK 74868

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