Bert Wayman Ensley, 83, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 27, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
Following his graduation from Bradley Central High School, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was stationed on Okinawa for two years as a radio repairman. After his discharge he was employed as a salesman with J and P Supply Company.
He was a member of Abba’s House of Central Baptist Church of Hixson and the Shifflet/Lanter Sunday School Class. He was ordained as a deacon many years ago at Calvary Baptist Church.
He was the son of the late Sidney and Janie Ensley and was also preceded in death by four sisters; Beulah Waters, Hazel Ensley, Bonnie Robertson and Frances Ensley; and three brothers, O.W., Winfred and Edward Ensley.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 59 years, Betty Gill Ensley; daughter, Linda (Glenn) Miller; son, Bryan (Melinda) Ensley, all of Hixson; grandsons: Geoffrey and Ryan Miller, both of Hixson; granddaughters: Megan (Lochlin) Samples, of Atlanta, Ga. and Katie Ensley, Hixson; sister, Judy Epperson of Chattanooga; two brothers: Jack (Reba) Ensley of Cleveland, and Billy (Lois) Ensley, of Elyria, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
The family extends appreciation to Dr. Collin Cherry, Dr. Darrell Johnson and their staffs of Memorial Home Health and Hospice of Chattanooga.
Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Herbert Conley and Bryan Ensley officiating.
Interment will be in Old McDonald Cemetery. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. His Sunday School Class and other nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday and from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.
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