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Concord, NC - Kenneth R. Elingburg, 79, of Concord, passed away Thursday, February 13th from complications caused by pneumonia. Ken was a member of Central United Methodist Church of Concord and a former trustee.
Born in Skyland, NC on February 21, 1934 to Louis and Edith Elingburg, Ken was one of eight children. He graduated from Valley Springs High School in 1952.
Ken worked for CTS Corp., Stencil Aero Engineering Corp., and SEI, Inc. After retirement, he became an excellent woodworker, producing numerous items such as furniture, clocks, flag cases, and display cases. He owned Mountain Woodcrafters and Cleaning Service in Asheville for many years.
Ken lived in Asheville his entire life except for the past 10 years in which he lived in Concord, NC. He will always be known as a proud and caring man and to all as a kind-hearted and loving individual. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren.
Ken was an avid sports fan and enjoyed Detroit Tigers baseball, the Duke Blue Devils, playing the banjo, woodworking, gardening, and helping anyone in need.
Ken was preceded in death by his father, Louis, mother Edith, and brothers Cecil, Raymond, Jim and Lee.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Carolyn Hice Elingburg; son, Randy 'Wes' Elingburg and his wife, Cathy, and grandson Nolan of Greensboro, NC.; daughter Brenda Schreiber and her husband, Stan, and grandsons Scott and Brett of Arden, NC; stepson Cole Holbrook of Boone, NC; stepdaughter Karen Holbrook Rogers and her husband, Dave, and grandchildren Hunter, Cathleen, and Addie of Concord, NC; brothers, Don Elingburg, Rich Elingburg and his wife, Iva Lee, sister Mary Bagwell and her husband, Bobby; numerous nieces and nephews, and his beloved beagle dog Bailey.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Reverend Andy Langford and Reverend Dr. Neil Haynes officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30-2:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service. Burial will take place at Mill Pond Cemetery in Hendersonville.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to: Central United Methodist Church, 30 Union St N., Concord, NC 28025.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 16, 2014