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

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

March 26, 1934 - February 8, 2020
Easley, South Carolina | Age 85


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.


Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum
2410 Gentry Memorial Hwy
Pickens, SC 29671

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