Richard William Ennis

By Orleans Hub Posted 14 November 2019 at 1:13 pm

Richard EnnisRichard William Ennis, 81, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away peacefully on Wed., Nov. 13, 2019 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C., after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Ennis was born on Sept. 5, 1938 in Brockport to the late William and Ethel Hanna Ennis. He was a U.S. Army veteran who was proud to have been a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. He lived in Holley and worked for Owens Illinois in Brockport until 1985 when the plant closed. He was then transferred to the O-I plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., from which he retired in 1993. He and his wife, Eloise, moved to Mooresville in 1999. Dick belonged to American Legion Post 529 of Holley. He enjoyed doing yard and garden work, weeding and watering all of Eloise’s numerous flowers. Dick loved watching the New York Yankees and college basketball.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William “Billy” Ennis.

Dick is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eloise Schiavone Ennis; daughter, Susan (Ralph) Ennis Henderson; brother, Donald (Carol) Ennis; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Mon., Nov. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville. A funeral service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Tue., Nov. 19 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville NC 28625; or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mr. Ennis. Condolences may be made to the family at