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