Charles E. Ennis

Written by on April 8, 2020

Charles Edward Ennis was born on September 4, 1946 and left his earthly life and entered eternal rest on March 20, 2020.

After graduating high school, he joined the United States Army where he served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, he graduated from United Systems, Inc., and became a certified semi driver. However, he found his true passions with cars. In his younger years you could find him working on his car during the week and at Boot Hill racing on the weekend. Keeping true to his passion, he gained employment doing automotive paint and body work. He worked for several years at John’s Paint and Body. When he wasn’t working, you could find him sitting on the banks fishing, in the woods hunting or underneath the hood of a car. He took great pride in serving his country, teaching his girls and grandkids anything from baiting a fishhook, to loading and shooting a gun.

He was welcomed into Heaven by his beloved wife, and best friend of 34 years, Dorothy Ennis, his parents, Paul Ennis and Opal Powell; his brothers, Paul, Johnny and Amos; his stepdaughters Marie McBryer and Susan Foster; son-in-law, Jerry Pevy; and on March 23rd, he was joined in Heaven by his stepdaughter, Louise Pevy.

He is survived by his three daughters, Paula Chandler and husband Tommy, Patricia Schaffner and husband Jay, and Johanna Taylor and husband John. Stepdaughters Faye Millican and Angela Eatman, sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express a sincere and special thank you to the staff at the Overton Brooks VA Hospital where he was treated with the upmost kindness and respect during his final hours here with us. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace, Dad! We love you!

A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a future date.

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