Vernon “Slug” Ellis, 70, died in the comfort of his home in La Cygne, Kansas, on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, surrounded by family.

A visitation service will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kansas. A graveside service will immediately follow at Lone Elm Cemetery.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1947, in Escondido, California, to Vernon and Kay (Singer) Ellis.

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