Lieutenant Colonel Edmond James Enloe, Jr., USA, Retired, went to be with His Lord and Savior on Monday, July 19 at his home in Dothan surrounded by his family.
Ed was born in Baton Rouge, LA on November 10, 1942, and grew up in the area, graduating from Central High School and then Louisiana State University, where he majored in Finance. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. While at LSU, he met the love of his life, Diane Hornsey. In 1964 they eloped to Woodville, MS., and were married for 56 ½ yrs.
In Ed’s young life, he worked in banking and insurance. In 1967, he applied for and received a Direct Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant into the U.S. ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS. Soon after, he was accepted into the U.S. Army Flight School Program at Ft. Wolters, TX, followed by the Advanced Rotary Wing Training in the UH-1 at Ft. Rucker, AL.
In February 1968, Ed was sent to Vietnam at the height of the Tet Offensive, where he served in the 1st Cavalry as a Medical Evacuation Aviator until Feb. 1969. He served a 2nd tour in Vietnam, Oct. 1971 to May 1972. During his two combat tours, he served bravely and was awarded: The Distinguished Flying Cross (2); the Bronze Star Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal (6); Air Medal (28); and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross. In 1991, after 25 years of military service with 15 duty stations, LTC Enloe retired. Prior to his retirement, he received the Legion of Merit Medal.
Upon retirement, Ed looked forward to beginning a new career. He truly believed the Lord opened the doors for him and Diane to do this in Dothan, AL, when he began a 14-year career serving the Wiregrass area as the Executive Director of SpectraCare Health Systems. During his time there, he helped the organization to grow financially and gain assets to serve more effectively by owning all facilities debt free by his retirement. Later, he served as President of the Haven Board, where he worked tirelessly to have a new Haven facility built. In July 2019 this came to fruition when the Haven Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program moved into its new facility on John D. Odom Rd., which is not only beautiful, but debt free. With his years at SpectraCare, he truly had a sincere interest in each employee and cared about each client. Ed was also a faithful member of the Tuesday Rotary International Club, where he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Ed was lovingly called, “My sweetheart,” by his wife Diane and together they had 3 beloved children, Mark James Enloe, Dallas, Tx; Juelie Christine Harvin, Dothan, AL.; and Paul Jonathan Enloe, Tampa, FL. They have 5 grandchildren, whom he loved deeply: Mason Enloe, Frisco, TX; Tristan, Braydon, and Reilly Harvin, Dothan, AL; and Maya Enloe, Albany, OR. Left to also cherish his memory are a dear brother-in-law & his wife, sister-in-law, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other loved ones. Ed was predeceased in death by his parents Edmond Enloe, Sr. and Christine Walton Enloe.
LTC Edmond Enloe’s CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE will be on SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2021 at 1st PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Dothan, AL., where they have been members since 1993 and have been blessed with the gift of dear friends and fellowship. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow the celebration at SUNSET MEMORIAL PARK with full military honors. Serving as Pallbearers in addition to the Military Honor Guard, will be grandsons: Mason Enloe; Tristan, Braydon and Reilly Harvin; and Bill Hornsey of Leeville, LA, dear brother-in-law and friend to Ed.
All military veterans, active duty/retired are INVITED to wear their uniform in honor of LTC Enloe, our beloved husband, Dad and Papa AND so that we can honor YOUR service to our country.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that any memoriam be made to: FEEDING FAITH MINISTRY, 1st Presbyterian Church, 3012 W. Main St., Dothan, AL, 36305; or: FRIENDS OF ARMY AVIATION, 189 Heritage Way, Ozark, AL 36360/ friendsofarmyaviation.org