Tuesday, December 5, 1939 - Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Mr. John D. Ellenburg of Dothan went to his heavenly home Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 75.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Kinsey Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Douglas, Rev. Sam White, Rev. Edward White and Rev. Brad Hardy officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.
The family will receive friends at Kinsey Baptist Church on Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2346 West Main St. Suite 3, Dothan, AL 36301.
Mr. Ellenburg was born December 5, 1939 in Covington County to the late Rev. C.M. and Ira Andrews Ellenburg. John's younger years consisted of living a farm life with his family in rural Geneva, Houston, Covington Counties and later years Wicksburg. For 50 years, John owned and operated Dothan Vault & Septic Tank Co. LLC. He was a founding member of the Alabama Septic Tank Association and was a current member and former president of the Alabama Onsite Wastewater Association. John was a devoted Christian and member of Kinsey Baptist Church where he taught the Men's Sunday School Class, served as a deacon and was very active in his church until his health began to fail. John loved his family and was a passionate hunter and greatly enjoyed fishing with his family. He was a wonderful husband, father and the "greatest" Papa to his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, five brothers: Charles Ralph Ellenburg, Jerald Raiford Ellenburg, Joseph Edward Ellenburg, Joe Frank Ellenburg, and C.M. Ellenburg Jr.; two sisters: Mary Lou Noel and Sarah Nell Schaeffer all preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Jean Sellars Ellenburg; one daughter, Jelena Jo Ellenburg Leger (Gregory); two sons: John Christopher Ellenburg and Scott Ray Ellenburg (Roxie); eight grandchildren: Wesley, Ben and Haley Searcy, Savannah, Alexis, Caroline and Taylor Leger and Jacey Ellenburg; several cousins, nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.