Daniel was born April 22, 1982 to Kelly and Nancy West Ellis. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and was with Law Enforcement for the Richmond Police Department. He was a member of the Madison County F.O.P. Lodge #47, a member of the Kentucky Narcotics Association, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and a member of the East End Church of Christ in Lexington, KY.
Other than his wife Katie and his parents, Daniel is survived by his son Luke Michael Ellis, two brothers Jeremy (Amanda) West, Eric (Heather) Ellis, one sister Kelli Marie (Jason) Ellis Bush, his paternal grandmother Clara Ellis Schoenberger, mother and father-in-law Nancy and Greg Gruenwald, a sister-in-law Amy (Dylan) Gruenwald Holt and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Daniel, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the E.K.U. Alumni Coliseum, with Minister Phillip Shumake officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at E.K.U. Alumni Coliseum.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy West, Eric Ellis, Jason Bush, Dylan Holt, Justin Moore, Tim Whitlock, Seth Cook, Jordon House, Derrick Edwards and Chip Gray.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Neurosurgical ICU Nurses at the University of Kentucky Hospital and the Medical staff at the University of Kentucky and all First Responders everywhere.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation. Funderburk Building, 521 Lancaster Avenue. Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102 or to Supporting Heroes P.O. Box 991547, Louisville, KY 40269-1547