William John Eller, age 81, retired Air Force Vietnam War Veteran and published author, passed away Wednesday July 12, 2017 at his Pawleys Island, South Carolina residence with his wife, Marian Rae by his side after a brief illness.
John was born October 2, 1935, the son of a New York City police officer, William Eller and Margaret Eller. He is survived by three sisters Marie, Barbara, Carol and brother Kevin.
His memories will live on in their four devoted children - Eugene, John and wife Elizabeth, James and wife Leah, his daughter Jane; six grandsons - Rudy, Anthony, Johnny, Kristopher, Sean and Riggs, four great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters.
John was predeceased by his son, Eugene Patrick Eller in 1987.
A private memorial service will be held in San Antonio, Texas; the family's home and John's final resting place.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at: https://www.stjude.org
The family is very grateful for the outpouring of kindness, love, prayers and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually, but including Hospice - Amedisys team, private care-giver Alvin Holcomb, and many friends and thoughtful neighbors - either through prayer and/or visits.
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.
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John was a friendly man, who always chatted with neighbors while walking his dogs. May he rest in peace. The Declets
Submitted by David and Jean Declet on Jul 18 2017 01:10:06 PM
Rae, It is comforting to know he is resting in peace and awaiting our arrival.
Submitted by John Propst on Jul 18 2017 12:57:01 PM
Rae, we lit a candle for "John", may he rest in peace. Betty Ann and Pete
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