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Jack Boyden Eller

SALISBURY - Mr. Jack Boyden Eller, 85, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, at his residence.

Born Sept. 29, 1925, in Rowan County, to the late Elsie Beaver Eller and William Walter Eller, he was a graduate of China Grove High School. Mr. Eller joined the U.S. Navy in September 1943 and served in World War II aboard the ships LST 580 and LST 940. Like so many other WWII veterans, he and his brother took advantage of the GI Bill and both graduated from N.C. State University with degrees in engineering in 1949.

Jack was project engineer for Wagoner Construction for many out-of-state building projects. He worked for Wagoner Construction Company for many years.

Jack didn't get to travel much but in recent years he was taken to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Monument Memorial, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Mr. Eller was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council and several Pastor Call Committees and the Cemetery Committee.

He was also a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge 283 in China Grove for almost 60 years, the Rowan Shrine, Oasis Temple in Charlotte, Scottish Rite in Winston-Salem and the Rowan County Wildlife Association, where he was a past president. Mr. Eller was an avid trap shooter.

Preceding Mr. Eller in death was his wife, Evelyn B. Eller, on March 10, 2000.

He is survived by his daughter, Evelyn Anne Eller of Salisbury; brothers Tommy and wife Jeanie and Benny Eller of Salisbury; and sisters Patsy Koon of Winston-Salem and Eloise Eller of Wilmington.

Service and Visitation: A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday (March 26) at Bethel Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Carroll Robinson. Military Honors will be conducted by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard following the service. The family will receive friends following the services.

Memorials: May be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 355 E. Ridge Road, Salisbury, NC 28144; Shriner's Hospital, Oasis Temple, P.O. Box 560666, Charlotte, NC 28256; or Faithful Friends, P.O. Box 3097, Salisbury, NC 28145.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Eller family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com

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Published in Salisbury Post from Mar. 24 to Mar. 26, 2011.
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March 18, 2021
Gone but never forgotten....I sure would like some pictures of Jack from his Trapshooting days. He was always neatly dressed
Fred Redmon
April 23, 2011
We hope the promise of The Resurrection brings you comfort, even in the midst of your sorrow, Tom & Janet Millspaugh
March 27, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Linda (Pridgen) Hinson
March 27, 2011
We are so sorry for your lose. You are in our prayers.Karen & Bob Blaney
March 25, 2011
We just got the news that Jack had passed from Don Sutton. We will be praying for the family during this time.

We met Jack back during the days he shot trap at the Pinehurst Gun Club. He was always neatly dressed and had some of the nicest shotguns.

It had been quite awhile since I had seen Jack and had the pleasure of seeing him at the Rowan County Gun Club.

He was always friendly and always smiling and a real pleasure to be around. He surely will be missed by all.

Freddy Redmon
Greensboro NC
Freddy Redmon
March 24, 2011
Anne Loved your dad and will miss him too. im so sorry for your loss and my prayers and thoughts are with you I love you to Anne He will be missed Dearly.
Teresa Lynn Eller
March 24, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
rebecca stinson
March 24, 2011
Anne and family members,
I will miss my great friend. Jack and I were so very close, We made so many trips togeather. I have so many memories of Jack. He will be missed greatly, by all for his friends.
Fred Medlin
March 24, 2011
Anne and family members,
I will miss Jack's smiling face. He always was very kind to those that he spoke with. May Peace find your heart as you mourn the loss of your dad.
Joyce Weant
March 24, 2011
Anne, I am sorry for your loss! I have many wonderful memories with your parents and my grandparents. He will be missed greatly! Much love always
Cayce Beth Nail- Finger
March 24, 2011
May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Donald, Nellie and Betty Myers
Betty Myers
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