Gail Enloe was born on June 16, 1937 to Roy and Marble (Roth) Enloe in Enon, MO. He grew up on the family farm with his parents, five brothers and three sisters. He spent many hours thrashing hay, milking and tending livestock and various other chores on the farm during his childhood and adolescence. Gail was a member of the Rock Enon Church alongside the rest of his family. He went to grammar school in Enon and high school in Russellville, MO where he played basketball and graduated in the spring of 1955. Gail was united in marriage to Wanda Robbins of Eldon at the First Baptist of Eldon on March 16, 1958. The two were married for 54 years until Wanda’s death in December of 2012. They made their home in Eldon on East Newton St. where they were blessed with two children, Lori Ann and Mitchell Gail Enloe. Gail worked for the Curtiss-Manes Construction & Home Improvement Co. in Eldon, MO. for six years and then started his own small business -Enloe Aluminum on the Tuesday after Labor Day in 1964. With the help of his wife, Wanda, and Gail’s brother, Raymond Enloe, the group put up many garage canopies, storm doors, windows and awnings for many neighbors and friends. The company grew from being headquartered in the home to a small service station on Eldon Main St. to two different locations on S. Aurora St. They expanded into installing glass windows, doors and insulation in many homes and businesses in Mid Missouri. Gail’s business transformed from home improvement to the building of canopies with the rise of the service station convenience stores in early 1970s. He became a well known member of the Petroleum Marketing Association in which he participated in several “Oil Jobber” conventions a year for 35 plus years. He and his son, Mitchell Enloe, have built a thriving business in the oil field constructing service station canopies nationwide for the last fifty five years. Enloe Aluminum is now owned and operated by his son, Mitchell. When Gail’s father, Roy Enloe retired from the family farm at Enon, Gail purchased the land and raised cattle there which has become his pastime and passion for the last half of his life. The family farm home and surrounding land have been beautifully preserved. It is still a working farm to this day. Gail and his siblings have all enjoyed re-living childhood memories and making new ones when visiting their family home. Gail was a long time member of the Eldon Lions Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles- Jefferson City, MO branch and the Eldon Country Club. Survivors include: Daughter, Lori Enloe Taylor, James, of Powder Springs, GA, Son, Mitchell Enloe of Lake of the Ozarks, MO. Grandchildren: Ann Michelle Taylor, Statesboro, GA, Benjamin Enloe and Nicholas Enloe of Ballwin, MO. Siblings: Carl Enloe, Quincy, IL, Harold Enloe, Aiken, SC, Ellen Houston, Tipton, MO, Raymond Enloe, Eldon, MO and Linda Amick, Russellville, MO. 18 Nieces and Nephews. 34 Grand Nieces and Nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO. Funeral Service will be Friday, November 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO with Rev. Randy Trumbo officiating. Burial will follow at the Eldon City Cemetery.
Memorials in his name are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.
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