John Felix Ardis, age 78, beloved husband of 60 years to Vonnie Mae Barwick Ardis, gained his Heavenly reward and went to be with his Lord on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.

Born in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Fred W. Ardis and Beatrice Brown Ardis. He worked for Santee Print and retired after 48 years of service. He enjoyed working in his garden. He was a member at Lakewood Baptist Church and had served as a deacon at Pinegrove Baptist Church. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father.

In addition to his wife, Vonnie, he is survived by: three sons, Jimmy Ardis and his wife, Traci, and Glen Ardis and Kevin Ardis, all of Sumter; one brother, Tommy Ardis and his wife, Delores, of Sumter; one sister, Earline Skelcher of California; five grandchildren, Jimmy Ardis Jr., Jonathan Ardis, Colton Ardis, Jeff Brown and Tia Pitts; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Verhoeven, Vivian Earles and Diane Arrants; and three brothers, Sonny Ardis, Henry Allen Ardis and Wayne Ardis.

A memorial service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Sumter Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday one hour prior to the service, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

You may go to and sign the family's guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.