Artist, teacher, and former little league coach Clyde Michael “Mike” Ellis passed away on May 1st, 2021 at 70 years old. Mike was born in San Francisco, CA to Clyde and Virginia Ellis on July 23rd, 1950. A long-time resident of North Little Rock, Mike completed a Bachelor’s degree at the California Institute of the Arts and a Master’s degree of Fine Arts at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Photographer and sculptor, Mike, enjoyed sharing his passion for art with family, friends and students. His other passions included The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and shelter cats.
Mike is survived by his daughters, Emily Ellis and Elizabeth Ellis, his son, Michael Ellis, and his son-in-law Ryan Chamberlain. He taught his kids by example to be generous, to always question authority, and to never say no to ice cream.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
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