February 21, 1934 ~ February 13, 2014

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Concord, NC

Concord, NC- Kenneth R. Elingburg, 79, of Concord, passed away Thursday, February 13th from complications caused by pneumonia. Ken was a member of Central United Methodist Church of Concord and a former trustee. Born in Skyland, NC on February 21, 1934 to Louis and Edith Elingburg, Ken was one of eight children. He graduated from Valley Springs High School in 1952. Ken worked for CTS Corp., Stencil Aero Engineering Corp., and SEI, Inc. After retirement, he became an excellent woodworker, producing numerous items such as furniture, clocks, flag cases, and display cases. He owned Mountain Woodcrafters and Cleaning Service in Asheville for many years. Ken lived in Asheville his entire life except for the past 10 years in which he lived in Concord, NC. He will always be known as a proud and caring man and to all as a kind-hearted and loving individual. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. Ken was an avid sports fan and enjoyed Detroit Tigers baseball, the Duke Blue Devils, playing the banjo, woodworking, gardening, and helping anyone in need. Ken was preceded in death by his father, Louis, mother Edith, and brothers Cecil, Raymond, Jim and Lee. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Carolyn Hice Elingburg; son, Randy 'Wes' Elingburg and his wife, Cathy, and grandson Nolan of Greensboro, NC.; daughter Brenda Schreiber and her husband, Stan, and grandsons Scott and Brett of Arden, NC; stepson Cole Holbrook of Boone, NC; stepdaughter Karen Holbrook Rogers and her husband, Dave, and grandchildren Hunter, Cathleen, and Addie of Concord, NC; brothers, Don Elingburg, Rich Elingburg and his wife, Iva Lee, sister Mary Bagwell and her husband, Bobby; numerous nieces and nephews, and his beloved beagle dog Bailey. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Reverend Andy Langford and Reverend Dr. Neil Haynes officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30-2:00 PM Tuesday prior to the service. Burial will take place at Mill Pond Cemetery in Hendersonville. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to: Central United Methodist Church, 30 Union St N., Concord, NC 28025.

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  1. Carolyn, Randy, & Brenda… God be with you and give you all strength throughout the next few days. Ken will always be one of my best buddies. While I’ll miss his smile and conversations, I know he is in a better place. Jan & I hold you all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Wes and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I just lost my Dad on Monday, so I understand your loss all too well. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time. Regards, Gail Morgan

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  3. My deepest sympathies on your loss. Ken was a wonderful person…I count myself fortunate to have know him. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all..

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  4. Wes and family,
    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Neil and Sarah Spalding

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  5. Carolyn, Brenda and Randy my prayers are with you all during your precious loss. I will miss his sweet smiling face when I come over. Carolyn I still have precious memories of Ken and Phil sitting in the garage just enjoying life and each other. May God be with you all.

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  6. I worked with Ken at Stencel and SEI. One of the nicest, most professional people I have ever met. He visited us regularly at Survival Innovations over the last ten years, when he was back in Asheville. We’ll miss him greatly.

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  7. Carolyn and Family my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Ken….my heart and prayers are with all of you…..God just needed another Angel in Heaven,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Prayers Jewel Atwood

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  8. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Elingburg family for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Wes, Cathy, Nolan,
    We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Steve, Susan and Ryan Waltman

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  10. Wes, So sorry to hear about your dad passing. I know you will miss him. You, Cathy, Nolan, and the rest of your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  11. Ken loved life. When he wakes up in the resurrection (John 5:28,29) he will be here on EARTH (Psalm 37:29) That’s in harmony with God’s original purpose. No more sickness, no death, all these things are in the past. http://www.jw.org

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  12. Wes, So sorry to hear about your Father. I know you will miss him being around. You, and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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