George B. Ellsworth
George B. Ellsworth, 80, a resident of Lee County, Florida since 1968, a former resident of the Detroit area, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022 in the comfort of his home in Fort Myers, FL. He was born January 31, 1942 in Detroit, MI to George and Mildred Ellsworth, now deceased.
George was a Veteran of the United States Army where he served at Fort Gordon in Georgia and belonged to the 140th Military Police Company. Upon moving to Fort Myers in 1968, he quickly started a career in HVAC leading him to founding Ellsworth Heating and Cooling. Starting as a one-man operation in 1968 with only a station wagon and the instinct to treat his customers the way he wanted to be treated, fairly and honestly, the company rapidly became highly trusted for its exceptional personal service and solid dependability. He will always be remembered as a friendly and caring person by everyone he met and will be truly missed by the community.
He is survived by six loving children, Tamra Ellsworth of North Fort Myers, FL, George J. Ellsworth (Vivian) of North Fort Myers, Candace Chewning (William) of Miami, FL, Christine Barnes (William) of Cape Coral, FL, John Ellsworth (Elizabeth) of Savannah, GA, and Libby Fekette (Cliff) of Fort Myers; sister, Barbara Crawford (Dennis) of Crimson, MI; one nephew, two nieces, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
George was preceded in death by his wife and soulmate, Tracy Ellsworth in 2007.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:30 PM Saturday, May 21, 2022 at The Oxbow Restaurant, 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. The family will receive friends for a Time of Visitation from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of George B. Ellsworth are suggested to The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary, 41660 Horseshoe Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33982.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.