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Roy Delbert Ennis

Roy Delbert Ennis

March 20, 1941 - May 2, 2017     Age: 76

Mr. Roy Delbert Ennis, age 76, affectionately known as “Papot” and the beloved husband of Glenda Ennis of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 2, 2017 at the Warner Center for Caring.  Born on March 20, 1941 in Ft. Worth, TX; he was one of three and the last living child born to the late Jesse Lee and Letha Jewell Hudson Ennis.

He grew up in Fort Worth where he was a graduate of Technical High School, Class of 1958.  While attending school in Fort Worth he met Glenda Jo Thompson whom would become his wife in 1960.  The newlyweds made their first home in Fort Worth where Mr. Ennis worked as an Orthopedic Surgical Technician at St. Joseph’s and Harris Hospital.  From 1969 until 1982 he worked in the Fort Worth area as a Salesman with Howmedica, Inc.; a company specializing in the sales and distribution of orthopedic implants.  Because of his success and exemplary work ethic as a Salesman; in 1982 he was offered his own Howmedica Distributorship.  He and his wife moved to Kenner, LA where he ran Howmedica – Ennis Inc. until retiring in 1997.  After retiring he enjoyed spending his newly found spare time transporting his grandchildren to their special events and traveling with his wife.  Since 2006 they have made their home in Fernandina Beach.

Mr. Ennis was a member of Stockyard Masonic Lodge, Fort Worth, TX, the Kiwanis Clubs of New Orleans, LA and Fernandina Beach, FL as well as a member of The Men’s Newcomer Club of Fernandina Beach, FL.

Since settling in Fernandina Beach he and his wife have been members of First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the William Davis Sunday School Class.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his twin brother, Ray Albert Ennis and his sister, Vonda Hall.

He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Glenda Jo Ennis of Fernandina Beach, son, Michael Dean Ennis (Wanda) of New Orleans, LA., daughter, Deborah Jo Suhr (Phillip) of Fernandina Beach and grandchildren; Morgan, Mason, Madison and Matthew all of Fernandina Beach as well as three nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard with his Sunday School Teacher, Jimmy Parker, officiating.

His Sunday School Class and Mr. Oscar Odom are asked to sit as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1600 South 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

14 Condolences

  • Lisa James Posted May 3, 2017 10:53 am

    My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • Gayle Shuckrow Posted May 3, 2017 8:08 pm

    So sorry to hear about Daddy Roy. I have so many fond memories of our times in New Orleans and the infamous trip to Hawaii. I know he will be greatly missed. All of my love to you Glenda, Debbie and Mike.

  • Betty Traber Spurlock Posted May 4, 2017 6:23 pm

    You know how much we all loved Daddy Roy. His since of humor and smile will be with us always. I know he is happy in heaven looking down on his beloved Glenda and the children and grandchildren.

  • Todd and Suzanne Willis Posted May 5, 2017 6:25 am

    Prayers and love for your family during this time.

  • Hubert and Gail Lee Posted May 7, 2017 8:59 am

    So sorry to hear of Roys death .He was such a sweet man . He will be missed . Love and prayers for the family .

  • Pat Emerson Posted May 7, 2017 11:48 am

    When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help Rest in Peace Roy

  • Tejas Godiwala Posted May 7, 2017 12:51 pm

    I will miss my “sailing” buddy, my downstairs condo story-telling member and dining buddy from years ago. What a wonderful life Roy led…happy giving to others and happy in his marriage to Glenda. Rest In Peace my friend….and may you find fun in heaven too.

  • Sally and Warren Poarch Posted May 7, 2017 2:39 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. There are so many precious memories of our years in New Orleans with Glenda and Roy — who was endlessly teased about keeping secrets. Nobody did a better job of keeping us laughing! Sympathies to Glenda and the entire family.

  • Nora and Dick Biddle Posted May 7, 2017 4:46 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Glenda and your family for the passing of Roy! He was such a fun loving person. We all have wonderful memories of the party times in New Orleans. You’re in our thoughts and prayers .

  • Oscar Odom Posted May 7, 2017 8:30 pm

    I met Roy and Glenda 12 years ago when they moved here from New Orleans and became my neighbor. They have been the best neighbors anyone could every have. Roy was a wonderful man and I know he is happy in Heaven now. I considered him a very good friend. I enjoyed our visits together and his wonderful stories of the things he had done in his life with Glenda. I will miss him immensely. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Sue and John Jenniges Posted May 7, 2017 10:09 pm

    Dearest Glenda, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your husband, affectionately known to man of us as “Daddy Roy”. He was a great guy. May God comfort you and your family. Blessings Always. With Love, John and Sue Jenniges

  • Bill and Pat Daniel Posted May 7, 2017 10:50 pm

    We will never forget the good times we had with you all. Our Thursdays night dinners and the fun cruises. We love you Roy and Glenda

  • Joel & Peachy Gamboa Posted May 8, 2017 2:49 am

    Dearest Glenda, our deepest Sympathy to you & your family. Eternal rest grant unto Roy. And let Perpetual Light shine upon him. We have many fond memories of you & Roy in New Orleans.. he will surely be missed.. much Love,💜

  • DR Barbara Browning Posted May 8, 2017 8:07 pm

    Roy started the Nassau County Stroke Support Group and was the original chairman of the group He was responsible for my joining the group and I took over the chair position he will be missed by the group

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