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