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Robert L. Ennis, Jr.  

Robert L. Ennis, Jr.

March 29, 1948 – February 11, 2016

Robert L. Ennis, Jr., age 67, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

A native Delawarean, Bob was born in Wilmington on March 29, 1948, and was a son of the late Robert L. Ennis Sr. and Kathryn L. (Rohrer) Ennis. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Bob made his career as a textile manager with New London Textile in Newark, DE.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he lived and breathed for his family. Bob looked forward to spending time at the family shore house in Wildwood, NJ and visiting Disney World with his loved ones. He adored family gatherings and could oftentimes be found in the kitchen cooking up a delicious meal to share. A passionate Philadelphia sports fan, Bob enjoyed cheering on his favorite teams each season. He was an avid devotee of classic Western movies. Most of all, Bob will be remembered as a generous and caring gentleman and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jean Ann (Marley) Ennis; daughter, Vickey S. Mohler (Scott, Sr.) of Newark, DE; son, Robert L. Ennis III (Kerri) of Newark, DE; brothers, Roland Ennis of Bear, DE and Riter Ennis of Newark, DE; sisters, Linda Lamanna of South Carolina and Darlene Krieger of Newark, DE; and grandchildren, Scotty Jr., Brandon Tyler and Jocelyn Ann Mohler and Rylie Hope Ennis.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Thursday afternoon, February 18, 2016, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 E. Basin Road, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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  1. Fran Turco, February 13, 2016

    Jean and family,
    Sorry to hear about your lose. Bob was always a joy to see int the arcade. Prayers gor out to Bob and all his family.

  2. Jack & Phyllis Brainard, February 13, 2016

    Jean Ann and Family,
    Our hearts, love and prayer’s are with you all.
    Love and God Bless you all.

  3. Sherry and Chuck Sidebothom, February 13, 2016

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. I’m sad to say that we never really knew the man himself, but the family he and his wife created are wonderful, and caring people. They are a legacy to be proud of! You did an amazing job as father and grandfather. Rest proud and easy Mr. Ennis!

  4. eric z, February 13, 2016

    Prayers to you Jean Ann, and the entire family during this sad time with your loss.
    Bobby was a good man who will be missed by all that knew him.
    May he rest in peace.

    The Zebley’s
    Eric, Carolyn, Susan

  5. Fern & Arthur Davis, February 13, 2016

    Bobby and Kerri, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. I know this is a painful time for you. Please know that those of us who know and love you share in your pain. We mourn your loss. We are praying for you, and know that God will comfort you.
    Fern & Art

  6. Debbie hobbs, February 14, 2016

    Just want you all to know that I am thinking about you and send my love

  7. Ellen Camp, February 14, 2016

    Jean & Family

    So sorry to hear about your hubby and dad and will be in my prayers..

  8. Ellen Camp, February 14, 2016

    Sorry about your husband, dad and are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Janet & john Jackson, February 14, 2016

    Bob, although we never had the joy of meeting you personally,the wonderful family you left behind will forever be a reflection of the love & family values you instilled in your loved ones as a loving husband, father & grandfather. Well done good & faithful servant!
    Rest in peace!
    Janet & John Jackson

  10. Richard Kuntz, February 17, 2016

    Bob and Vickey……I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad.

  11. Richard Kuntz, February 17, 2016

    Bob and Vickey…I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad.

    • Vickey Mohler, February 21, 2016

      Mr. Kuntz,

      Thank you very much. Your thoughtfulness means so much.


  12. Andra and Brian, February 17, 2016

    Thinking and praying for the Ennis family.


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