F. CARL ENNIS
November 6, 1940 – July 9, 2017
Francis Carl Ennis, 76, of 146 Hunter Road, The Gum Neck Community, Columbia, died on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
Born in Dover, Deleware on November 6, 1940, he was the son of the late Bradford and Elizabeth Gibbons Ennis. He was married to the former Janet E. Sylvester who survives.
The Ennis moved from Townsend, Deleware to Manteo in 1992 to fulfil his dream of being a charter boat captain. Prior to moving, he spent his working life in farming and logging. In 2006, they moved to Columbia where he continued his waterman’s career crabbing and eeling, etc. He was often known as “Turtleman Carl”.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Donald E. Ennis of Smyrna, DE and David A. Ennis of Columbia; a daughter, Carol F. Maryott and husband, Randy of Rancho Mirage, CA; a sister, Dot E. Fowser of Pennsville NJ; grandchildren, Deanna Long, Dylan Ennis, Donald Ennis and Justin Ennis.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Gene Ennis, Jim Langford and Mary Pierson.
There will be a private memorial service at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia.
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Susan Wilson lit a candle on Jul 28 2017 07:17:51 PM
Janet, I am so very sorry for your loss. He loved you very much. I am glad to have known him. If you need me please call.
Submitted by Paige Mullen on Jul 12 2017 01:22:42 PM
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Paige Mullen lit a candle on Jul 12 2017 01:22:01 PM
I worked with Carl on the ambulance in the Seventies.He helped me deliver my first baby on Rt.13 at Troop9 in Odessa.I enjoyed working with him.He seemed to enjoy life to its fullest.
Submitted by James Kula on Jul 12 2017 10:43:33 AM
It was always great to be around Janet and Carl at the farm in Townsend. They always made you feel welcome to their home. Hunting was always a priority! Logging and cutting up firewood was something that will make a man out of you. His service to New Castle County was exceptional. He was a master fisherman too! I learned a lot from him, gonna miss Carl! It certainly was a pleasure knowing him. May He Rest In Peace!
Submitted by Francis Zaborowski on Jul 12 2017 08:25:33 AM
To Miss Janet & the rest of the family, I pray that God's richest blessings will be upon you all at this difficult time.
I will always remember Carl as a kind, friendly man, who I wish I'd made more of an effort to know better.
His stories about fishing & trapping back in the old days, always brought a smile to my face. He will truly be missed & those of us here in the Gum Neck Community have lost a true friend & neighbor.
Submitted by Jon Langley on Jul 11 2017 11:38:46 AM
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