Eldridge Eure

Published 2:40 pm Monday, November 11, 2019

EURE, N.C. — Gordon Eldridge Eure Jr., 79, of 235 Tuggie Eure Road, died on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk, Virginia.

Eldridge Eure

Mr. Eure was born in Gates County on Oct. 31, 1940, and was the son of the late Gordon E. Sr. and Thamar Howell Eure.

In early years, and later at various times, he worked as a truck driver with companies such as Estes, Spivey Trucking, and Carolina Norfolk Trucklines. Most of his working career was spent at Union Camp Corp., where he retired after 30 years, and then after retiring he worked night security at Lewis Lumber Co. in Gatesville. A member of Eure Baptist Church, after his second marriage he attended Hunterdale Baptist Church, and was a former member of the Hall Ruritan Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita Love Harrell Eure.

Surviving are his wife of 13 years, Glenda Barrett Eure; two sons, Clyde Gordon Eure of LaGrange and David Nollie Eure of Gates; and two grandchildren, Ashlyn Harrell and Dylan Eure. Also surviving are Glenda’s sons, Roy Gregory Tomlin of Charlottesville, VA and Michael H. Tomlin of Franklin, VA, and their families.

The funeral will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Hunterdale Baptist Church and will be conducted by the Rev. Howard Vinson. Burial will follow in the Eure Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main St., Gatesville, or in the social hall of Eure Baptist Church following the graveside portion of the service, or all other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Eure Baptist Church or to Hunterdale Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.