Mr. Blake Eller, age 89, of Ruritan Road, Roaring River died Friday, June 22, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held Monday 3:00 PM, June 25, 2012 at Mountain View Baptist Church with Rev. Kipp Roten and Rev. Julius Blevins officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
Mr. Eller was born October 11, 1922 in Wilkes County to Thomas Buel and Mary Lou Smithey Eller. He worked for Foster-Sturdivant, Inc. and was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Mr. Eller served in the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Hayes Eller and a sister, Carmine Pennell.
He is survived by: three daughters, Debra Woodruff and husband, Michael, Kathy Billings and husband, Larry all of Roaring River, Judy Wood and husband, Talmadge of North Wilkesboro; seven grandchildren, Cindy Sparwasser, David Sills, IV, Emily Bell, Adam Wood, Andrew Wood, Anthony Woodruff, Jason Woodruff and eight great-grandchildren, Jared Sparwasser, A. J. Sparwasser, Cheyenne Bell, Kylie Sills, Joseph Prevette, Justin Prevette, Austin Woodruff and Ashley Woodruff.