Dr. John Robert Ellison, 72, of College Station, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. His life will be honored with a Celebration of Life at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017, at A&M United Methodist Church in College Station. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station.
Dr. Ellison was born May 22, 1945 in Midland, Texas, to Samuel and Dorothy Ellison. He was a Senior Lecturer in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department at Texas A&M University for 34 years, teaching over 14,000 students during that time. Prior to his tenure at Texas A&M, he taught at the University of Texas and at Carnegie Mellon University. John received his PhD from the University of Oregon and Post Doctorate at University of Wisconsin in Madison.
When he wasn’t teaching, John enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, and spending time with his family. He was a member of A&M United Methodist Church since 1984.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Ellison, and his parents.
Survivors include his loving wife, Sherry Ellison of College Station; son, Mike Ellison and wife Catherine; daughter, Barbara Lynn Ellison; brother, David Ellison and wife Ruth; and grandchildren, Zerelda and Brookshire Ellison.