Edward “DJ Hashbrown” Eugene Ellis, age 82 of Clarksville, TN passed away at Tennova Healthcare on Monday, January 24, 2022. Gene was born on February 10, 1939 to the late Irene and John Ellis Sr., in Woodlawn, TN. Eugene had many nicknames from Ed, Gene, DJ Hashbrown and Ellis Cat. He enjoyed DJing, motorcycle riding and hanging out with friends at the local store. Gene was a Supervise for 18 years at Metal Forge, where he manufactured bicycles. In Gene’s later years, he was a tow truck driver for Tommy’s Used Cars in Guthrie, KY.
Left to cherish Gene’s memories is his wife of 34 years, Barbara Ellis of Clarksville, TN; son, Terrance Ellis (Yasmin) of Knoxville, TN; daughters, Yvonne Johnson (Ronald) and Brandi Ellis, both of Clarksville, TN; brother, John Ellis Jr. (Eunice) of Clarksville, TN; grandchildren, Ronnika Stewart ( Aurtley), Tyresha Johnson, Jordan Ellis, Damir Webb, Londyn Ellis, MaKenna Ellis, and Kairo Ellis; and great grandchildren, Jaylen Radcliffe, Jaden Radcliffe, Aiden Stewart and Kayleiana Johnson-Blankenship.
Along with his mother and father, Gene is preceded in death by an infant sister.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Guildfield Missionary Baptist Church (5170 Guildfield Church Road. Clarksville, TN 37043) beginning at 11:00 A.M. and ending at 1:00 P.M. Dr. Allataye A. Russ will give Words of Comfort at 12:00 P.M.
Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home & Cremation Center. 335 Franklin Street. Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone: (931)919-2600. Online condolences may be made by visiting our website, gatewayfh.com.