Memorial services postponed for fallen soldier

KENNEWICK - Action News learned memorial services for a fallen Kennewick soldier will be postponed.

Specialist Robert Ellis was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Action News spoke with Ellis' mother Joelle Saturday morning. She tells us she's still waiting to receive her son's body.

As a result, the memorial service will postponed for several days. The family still hasn't chosen a date, but knows it'll be held at Grace Baptist Church in Kennewick.

"For what I hope for is that the community shows up and shows their support for the family. Robbie would give the shift off his back for anybody," said family friend Penny Acselrod.

Specialist Ellis had been serving in Afghanistan since November. He was 21-years-old. Specialist Ellis had grown up in the Tri-Cities.