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William Ronald Eller Sr
  • March 21, 1942
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  • May 03, 2016

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William Ronald Eller, Sr. (74) passed away on May 3, 2016 after Lung Cancer surgery at Florida Memorial Hospital, Daytona Beach, FL.  He was born March 21, 1942 in Reidsville, NC to William Alexander Eller and Yvonne Davis Eller.   He was known as Ronald or Ronnie by family and Bill by friends and associates. He was a compassionate man, a wonderful husband, and always putting others feelings before his own.

He married Wanda Ladd Fulton Eller on April 8, 1972 of Winston Salem, NC.  They were married at Pine Grove United Methodist Church.  In 1973 they moved and lived in the Sedge Garden and Kernersville, NC area until 1996. They returned to Winston Salem, NC and remained there until 2010 when they moved to their vacation home in Palm Coast, FL . In 2015 they moved to Venetian Bay in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

After high school he enlisted in the U S Marine Corps and served four years stationed in Japan, Philippines, and as an instructor at Camp Lejeune, NC. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal E-4. Early in his career he worked in sales in insurance, homes, and self-service gasoline start up business. In 1971 he moved to the tire industry and worked for Goodyear, BF Goodrich, and Vestal.  He retired from Parrish Tire in 2007 after 22 years managing inventory costs.

He was a member of Burkhead United Methodist Church in Winston Salem, NC and a member of Stokesdale United Methodist in earlier years. He was very active in the men’s group and on the church board at Burkhead.  After moving to Florida he missed the association with his church family.

For many years in NC he loved taking the family on his boat to Belews Lake or Lake Norman. He was an avid golfer and runner until 2006 when his chronic back condition prevented him from enjoying those activities. He loved to travel, he and Wanda traveled to ten countries in Europe, also Mexico, Canada, Aruba, the Caribbean.  They had traveled to all fifty states and just finished the last four in 2015. His stepson Gregg (as a teenager) bought a Chow (Sir Elton Bogart) and brought the puppy to the home. He loved and cared for this dog for nine years. It broke his heart when Bogie died. His favorite activity was going to the Nascar Races or in later years watching them on TV.  He watched and understood all the politics on TV.

He is survived by his spouse, Wanda of New Smyrna Beach, one son William Ronald Eller, Jr. of Greensboro, NC, one step-son Gregory Donald Fulton, Bluffton, SC, and one granddaughter Daria Lynn Fulton, Bluffton, SC. Three brothers, Larry A. Eller (and Irene) of Stokesdale, NC. James D. Eller (and Connie) of Eden, NC, Carl M. Eller (and fiancé Bernice) of Greensboro, NC, nephews, Kevin, Kenneth, Kery, Charles, Stephen, Christopher Eller, one niece Alisha Burge, their spouses and children all of Greensboro and Stokesdale, NC.

Preceding him in death are his parents William A. Eller 1991, and Yvonne D. Eller 2003 of Stokesdale, NC.

The Memorial service will be held at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation, 620 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange, FL, 32127 on Saturday May 7, 2016 at 12:00 for greeting, and service a 12:30 pm. Memorial donations made be sent to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.


Service

Location:
Baldwin Brothers - Port Orange

Date & Time:
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 PM



Visitation

Times:
May 7, 2016



Location:
Baldwin Brothers - Port Orange


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  1. Teresa Smith says:
    12 May 2016
    I remember Bill when I worked with him at Parrish Tire Co. he was such a sweetheart to work with. We love you. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  2. Teresa Smith lit a candle:
    12 May 2016
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  3. John Starbuck says:
    12 May 2016
    Sorry for your loss, will be praying for you.

  4. Chris and Mike Kozlowsky says:
    11 May 2016
    "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal." With condolences. Please except this expression of sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort, strength, and peace in the knowledge that love is eternal. With sincere sympathy, Mike and Chris Kozlowsky.

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    11 May 2016
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  7. Angela says:
    10 May 2016
    I will always remember Bill Eller and his kind sweet nature. What a sweet man he was. We all loved him at Parrish Tire.

  8. John Foley says:
    10 May 2016
    enjoyed working with Bill at Parrish Tire what a great friend and co-worker RIP Bill

  9. Lyn Gardner says:
    10 May 2016
    My deepest sympathy Wanda, as I know Bill is the love of your life and he will be greatly missed. Please let me know if you are up my way. I would love to get you back out on Lake Norman in my boat. My prayers are with you & the family.

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    10 May 2016
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  11. Marie and David Bernier says:
    09 May 2016
    Dave and I are saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Rick Mende says:
    09 May 2016
    My sympathies to Wanda and the family. Bill was such a great guy. We at Burkhead in Winston-Salem continue to miss him, and pray God's comfort for all of you.

  13. Lisa and Jeff Ledewitz says:
    09 May 2016
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and father. Our most heartfelt condolences to Wanda and the Eller family.

  14. Nancy Cerniglia says:
    08 May 2016
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. I am praying for you during this difficult time.

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  19. Vickie Ladd Hester says:
    05 May 2016
    Wanda,
    Sending my sincerest condolences to you & family.
    Though I spent such a brief time getting to know Bill, his genuine kind character was obvious and sure to be missed by all who knew him.
    Praying for your comfort & peace.
    Love,

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  22. Taylor Crane says:
    05 May 2016
    Sorry to hear the news of Bill's passing. Many, many good memories of working with Bill on various United Methodist Men's projects at Burkhead UMC (Winston-Salem NC) back in the day....good times indeed! I think of them often. Thoughts and Prayers to Wanda andFamily at this time. Love, Taylor Crane

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    05 May 2016
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  24. Gregg Fulton says:
    05 May 2016
    We love you Papa
    Thank you for all you have done for us
    We will truly miss you

    Gregg & Daria

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