Mr. Samuel “S.D.” Eller, Jr., age 84 of Ferguson passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Center Baptist Church with Rev. David Key and Rev. Vernon Eller officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:00 AM prior to the service at the church.
Mr. Eller was born August 3, 1936 in Iredell County to Samuel Dixon Eller, Sr. and Golda Harris Eller. He was a member of Center Baptist Church and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Eller worked at Lowe’s Foods for 23 years and was Manager at the Midtown Plaza Store. After retiring from Lowe’s Foods, he owned and operated Eller’s store in Ferguson for 39 years.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters; Patsy Faw and Shirlee Steele.
He is survived by his wife; JoAnn Bumgarner Eller of the home, a daughter; Andrea Jo Welborn and husband Jerry of Ronda, a son; Bobby Steven Eller of Ferguson, two grandchildren; Jerry Dean Welborn, Jr., Samantha Jo Welborn and a sister; Linda Trivette and husband Roger of Wilkesboro, a sister-in-law; Mary Bumgarner of North Wilkesboro and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 9, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made to www.reinssturdivant.com.