Mr. Samuel R. "Sammy" Ellenburg, Jr.

  • Born: March 26, 1934
  • Died: February 8, 2020
  • Location: Easley, South Carolina

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Easley, SC 29640
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Sammy R. Ellenburg, Jr.
Easley, SC

Samuel Rufus "Sammy" Ellenburg, Jr., 85, of Store Road, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at his home.

Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Samuel Rufus Ellenburg, Sr. and Flora Gilstrap Ellenburg.

Mr. Ellenburg was retired from the SC Highway Department after 26 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and the Keowee Masonic Lodge #79 A.F.M. He enjoyed hunting, working in his yard and listening to Bluegrass Music. Also, he proudly served his country in the US Army with the 101st Airborne.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Bettie Waldrop Ellenburg of the home; his children, Samuel Rickey Ellenburg of Easley and Shirley Ellenburg Truluck (Ray) of Greenville; grandchildren, Mary Beth Doherty (Reid), Sallie Gold (Casey) and Danielle Ellenburg; great grandchildren, Callen Merritt Gold, Merritt Reid Doherty and Riley Grace Ellenburg; and a sister, Joyce Owens of Easley.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Lynn Ellenburg; sisters, Ressie Woods, Myrtle Corey and Wilma Conner; and brothers, Alcie, Ralph, Leland, Dewey, Louie and Herbert Ellenburg.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 2:45 PM at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown with the service to follow at 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Dr. David Gallamore and Reverend Dr. Roger Couch officiating. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Homestead Hospice, 109 Laurens Rd building 1A, Greenville, SC 29607.

The family will be at the home.

Visit or Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory-Downtown, Easley.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss Sam was a good friend always kind to me. May God bless y'all in the coming days

Posted by Jim Looper - Greenville, SC - Friend   February 25, 2020

What a nice man, God knows when we need to find our special place n heaven , just glad too have know you'll here, mrs Bette May you have peace,,your n my prayers.

Posted by Anne Clark - Pickens, SC - Friend   February 14, 2020

Bettie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Denise Nagy - Pickens, SC - Friend   February 10, 2020

Oh, Bettie, Jeff and I are so very sorry to hear about Sam. He was so special to us. May God give you grace and comfort as you go through this difficult time. We love you, Jeff and Theresa Cooper

Posted by Theresa Cooper - Easley, SC - Friend   February 10, 2020

We love you all and know that you are in our prayers. We loved Sam and will greatly miss him. Glenda and Aunt Lake

Posted by Glenda Rhyder - Central, SC - Family   February 09, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mr Ellenburg's passing. You are in our prayers

Posted by Stanley Harper - Easley, SC - Friend   February 09, 2020

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