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Obit – Mr. William Enoch

World War II Marine veteran, Mr. William Enoch of Carthage, died at the Smith County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage on Friday evening June 4, 2021 at 8:02 p.m. where had spent his final days of rest since May 27th.

Mr. Enoch’s pastor, Bro. Lanny Thomas, officiated at the 11 a.m. Monday morning June 7th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors was beside his wife, Bessie Enoch, of over thirty five years in the Davis Cemetery in the Russell Hill Community.

The last surviving of four children of the late Walter Noah Enoch who died, also at the age of 91, on December 23, 1974 and Katherine “Kitty” Melton Enoch who died at the age of 40 on March 2, 1937, he was born William Cleston Enoch in Carthage on June 20, 1929.

Following the early death of his mother he was reared in the home of the late Mack Sidney “Sid Harpe who died August 18, 1952 at the age of 68 and Florettia “Rettie” Plumlee “Mammy” Harpe Sircy who died December 2, 1964 at the age of 75.

His three siblings preceding him in death were Cardus Enoch who was born December 14, 1931 and died at the age of five days old on December 19, 1931, Wilma Jean Enoch who died as the result of drowning in flooding in Clay County while visiting a friend on March 22, 1922 at the age of 16 and Carlie Benton Enoch who died at the age of 60 on November 4, 1987.

He was united in marriage to Difficult Community native, the former Bessie Mai Sircy, who preceded him in death on February 23, 2012 at the age of 77. They were united in marriage in Gainesboro on September 4, 1976.

Mr. Enoch proudly served our country with the United States Marines during World War II having been honorably discharged with the rand of Private 1st Class at the Marines Separation Center in Great Lakes, Illinois on April 28, 1947. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal and a Rifle Marksmanship Badge.

He was an accomplished rock and brick mason and loved his five sons, one of which he lost due to complications from a massive heart attack. The son, longtime Smith County Commissioner Phillip Gordon “Potsie” Enoch, died November 4, 2020 at the age of 70.

Mr. Enoch was also preceded in death by a grandson, Sidney Lee “Little Sid’ Enoch who died as the result of a motorcycle accident on Bradford Hill Road North on August 23, 2006 at the age of 25.

Mr. William Enoch attended the Abundant Harvest Worship Center in South Carthage.

Mr. Enoch’s first wife and the mother three of his oldest sons, Sidney, Phillip and Jimmy, Mrs. Frances Lucille Silcox Hamm, died on March 20, 2014 at the age of 80.

He is survived by four sons, Sidney Enoch and wife Sharon Clemons Enoch of the Riddleton Community, Jimmy Enoch and wife Connie of South Carthage, Scotty Enoch and wife Myra also of the Riddleton Community, and Joey Enoch of Carthage; daughter-in-law, Karen Fountain Enoch of the Monoville Community; eight grandchildren, Lee Green and wife Cookie Sircy Green, Chad Green and wife Brandy, all of the Riddleton Community, Candace Enoch and Stephen “Pup” Enoch and wife Candy all of the Elmwood Community, Matthew and Emma Enoch both of the Riddleton Community, Phillip Enoch and fiancée Jill Greenlaw of the New Middleton Community, Holly Enoch Kirkland and husband Charles of Georgia; fifteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The Enoch family requests memorials to the Davis Cemetery Mowing Fund.