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Robert C. Ennis, III

July 7, 1942 February 12, 2019
Robert C. Ennis, III
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Tenacity, accommodating, enthusiastic and gifted, are just a few words to describe Mr. Robert Charles Ennis, III. Robert was a man with various disciplines, a man of integrity with deep principles; and a profound LOVE for his Lord ans savior Jesus Christ.
Robert entered into earthly life on Tuesday, July 7, 1942, in Omaha, Nebraska, to the delight of his parents Mr. Robert Charles Ennis, II and Mrs. Zenobia Harper Ennis. Robert III, was the oldest of two sons; his younger brother was Lionel Hugh Ennis.
The Ennis family moved to Denver, Colorado in 1951 where Robert received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Robert was a true believer in GOD and followed his word to guide him in daily living. One of his favorite passages is found in John 14:1-3 "Let not your heart be troubles: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself: that where I am, there ye may be also."
Robert's primary education materialized at Wyatt Grade School, Cole Junior High, and graduating in 1960 as a Manuel High Thunderbolt. While in school, Robert played varsity basketball, and was in the school's Concert Band where he played the saxophone. However, his love for bot basketball and music didn't stop there. Robert furthered his education at McPherson College where he graduated with his BS in Sociology, before being drafted by the US Army in 1968.
Robert's friends joked about how out of all of them the Army chose the skinny one to recruit. Nonetheless, Robert took his enlistment seriously and considered it an honor to serve the USA. His basic training happened at Ft. Sam Houston in Texas, yet his orientation took place in Okinawa, Japan where he trained to become a medic as well as apart of the fire control platoon.
Robert was honorably discharged from the Army at the grade of Spec-4. Upon returning to Denver, Robert untamed employment at Denver Division of Youth where he fulfilled his duties for 30 years. Once he retired he became bored and went to work for Denver Public Schools for seven years, before retiring for good.
Robert married, twice to both unions, a daughter was born; Kelli Ennis and Robin Ennis, a true light in their parent's lives. Being a man of love and family, Robert married the woman who would become his soulmate, Brenda Ennis, who at the time was a single mother to a seven year old little girl Toni, who became Robert's bonus daughter.
Robert lived by and instilled in his children to "Shake It Off." When a person falls, they need to get back up and try again. There was little room to feel sorry for one's self. He would always be there with an empathetic, listening ear, helping you figure out what was next. If self-pity and hesitation started to creep inside, he would ask: "Why do you doubt yourself?" He let his children know on a daily basis that they matter, are qualified, and have something to offer the world. He was a proud father.
Robert loved to read and study history. He was an electrifying Bronco's fan, and would become disheartened any time the Broncos would lose a game. Robert's daughter Toni purchased a jersey for Noah (the dog) and put it on him before the Broncos played a game, which Denver lost and Robert told her to never put that jersey on Noah again, it was bad luck! He enjoyed sports of all types, and one could find him watching ESPN regularly. OH did Robert love music! Put on that Motown Sound, and get out of his way! Motown would stir his soul. Robert also liked to cook, although, he didn't do it very well, we guess you can say "nothing beats a failure, but to try".
Robert entered into eternal life on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents: Mr. Robert Charles Ennis II and Mrs. Zenobia Harper Ennis, as well as his brother Lionel Hugh Ennis. Left to relish his memory are his three daughter's: Kelli Ennis Davidson, Toni(Abasi) Baruti, and Robin Lanette Ennis; three granddaughter's: Alexxa, Ealoni, and Imani, his soulmate Brenda Ennis, his buddy Noah the dog and a host of family and friends.


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Caldwell-Kirk Funeral & Cremation Services

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Fort Logan National Cemetery

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Denver, CO 80235

Fort Logan National Cemetery
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