ENIS, John John McCall Enis, husband of Maleeta Jones Enis, died Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at East Cooper Hospital. The relatives and friends of John Enis are invited to attend his funeral service on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Sullivans Island, SC at 3:00 o’clock. Burial will take place at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC immediately after the service. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, Saturday, from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock. John was born November 6, 1948 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Sam Jule Enis and Dorothy Hyams Enis. In his youth, John was active in the Explorer Scouts and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was an active member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, serving as an Acolyte. He attended St. Andrews High School, Trident Technical College and graduated from The Citadel as a Veteran student. John served in the United States Naval Reserve as a Postal Clerk, though most of his active duty assignment was in the Charleston Naval Base Dental Clinic. In his twenties, John’s favorite times were spent on the water, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and water skiing or golfing and generally having fun with his friends. It was during this time that John met and married Maleeta Jones in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. He continued his love of water sports and took up snow skiing, even participating in several downhill races as a member of the Greater Charleston Ski Club. John was employed at the Charleston Naval Shipyard until its closure, starting as a Machinist Apprentice, later becoming a Master Machinist, Machined Parts Inspector, and a Nuclear Inspector. In his thirties and early forties, fatherhood kept John very busy attending sports events for his three sons. He enjoyed taking them out in the boat and teaching Bryan, Travis and Keith all the things that a man shares with his sons. Daughter, Wendy, took the entire family by surprise, and quickly had John wound tightly around her little finger. John was Mr. Mom during the time that he worked swing shift and enjoyed morning golf and bowling outings with his friends with daughter, Wendy, in tow. Being eaten alive at baseball and soccer games was soon replaced with being Wendy’s chauffer to dance and figure skating lessons. He worked as an Accounting Technician at the Department of Defense Accounting (DFAS) until the diagnosis of Non-Hodkin’s Lymphoma forced his retirement. The support of John’s many friends and extended family members helped to keep his morale high as John battled for his life. New friendships formed during John’s treatment for cancer everyone from fellow patients in his Oncologist’s office, to nurses and hospital staff at East Cooper, Roper, and MUSC Hospitals were pulling for John’s victory over this disease. John enjoyed watching the Ravenel Bridge take shape during his retirement; he walked to the crest of the bridge on opening day, meeting his brother, Pete who walked from the Charleston side. John was a life-long Episcopalian and was currently a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Sullivan’s Island. He is survived by his wife of twenty-nine years, Maleeta Jones Enis; three sons, Bryan Christopher Enis, Travis Rhett Enis and Keith Andrew Enis, and one daughter, Wendy Leigh Enis, all of Mt. Pleasant; a brother and sister-in-law, Sam Pete and Connie Enis of Caswell Beach, NC; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jim Stockman of Bluffton, SC; an aunt, Mary Enis Lewis of Perkins, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Floral tributes will be accepted at Stuhr’s Mt. Pleasant Chapel or donations may be made to Holy Cross Episcopal Church Building Fund, 2520 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1247 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo, SC 29063. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.
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