Terry Dean Ellenburg, 72, of Forest City passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020.
Dean was born January 20, 1948 in Rutherford County to the late George Andrew Ellenburg and Lillian Ford Ellenburg.
Dean was an Army Veteran and served honorably in Vietnam 1969/1970.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother David Ellenburg.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 49 years, Phyllis Kirby Ellenburg, son Matthew Clay Ellenburg, daughter-in-law Teresa Diaz Ellenburg of Bethesda, MD. Brothers George Harold Ellenburg, wife Mary, Michael Andrew Ellenburg, wife Myra of Rutherfordton, Donald Ray Ellenburg, wife Betty of Forest City. Sisters Joyce Wilson of Midlothian, VA, Donna Kay Edwards, husband Terry of Mill Spring and Evelyn Henrickson, husband Veon of Mount Vernon, OH and also a wonderful number of aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at the Father's Vineyard Family Life Center, 724 Oakland Road, Spindale, NC 28160 on June 18, 2020 at 10:30 AM. Military Honors provided by The Rutherford County Veterans Honor Guard. The family requests that guests observe safety measures of physical distancing, wearing masks, and use of hand sanitizer.
Memorial donations are suggested to Dementia Society of America, 181 N. Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.