Bill Ellis, founder of Bill Ellis BBQ, poses with one of his trucks in 1987. Ellis died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at age 83.
Bill Ellis, founder of Bill Ellis BBQ, poses with one of his trucks in 1987. Ellis died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at age 83. News & Observer file photo
Bill Ellis, founder of Bill Ellis BBQ, poses with one of his trucks in 1987. Ellis died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at age 83. News & Observer file photo