William Benny Ennis, Jr.

William Benny Ennis, Jr., 83, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Alvin C. York Medical Center following an extended illness.

A resident of Shelbyville, he was a native of Durham, N.C.

Survivors include his wife, Leopal Watson Ennis of Shelbyville, and children, Curtis Elvis Ennis, William Bobby Ennis, David Ennis, Cherri Barnett, Georgia Ennis and Rebecca Ennis, all of South Carolina.

Mr. Ennis was the son of the late William Benny Ennis, Sr., and Georgia Ophelia Freeman Ennis.

A member of the Baptist Church, he was a self-employed auto mechanic and a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving as a Marine.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, with Bro. Kevin Minchey officiating. Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of service.

Woodbury Funeral Home (www.woodburyfuneralhome.net) is in charge of arrangements.