Henry Delzon “Possum” Elenburg
Formerly of Jacksboro, Henry Delzon “Possum” Elenburg, 83, went to be with our Lord Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Bridgeport.
Graveside Service was 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro. Open Visitation was 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Tony Elenburg officiated. Pallbearers include Mike Thornton, Wes Karawasek, Gene Bolton, Blake Bowen, Rusty Weirline, Carl Smith, Lane, Gunter, Kane and Kagen Elenburg.
Possum was born on Oct. 15, 1936 to Cecil and Iona (DeShane) Elenburg in Newport. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Wanda Jean Nichols on June 14, 1957 in Gainesville. He was an avid farmer and rancher. Possum worked from an early age in the oilfield service industry for many years until his retirement. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter in law, Sylvia Elenburg; his brother, Wayland Elenburg.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Jean Elenburg of Bridgeport; his sons, Bryan Elenburg and wife Loretta of Runaway Bay, Brad Elenburg and Carolyne Willis of Bridgeport, Kirby Elenburg of Runaway Bay; his daughter- in-law Phyllis Elenburg, his six grandchildren, Lorren Tarp and husband Barry, Lane Elenburg and wife Misty, Gunter Elenburg and wife Kendra, Kagen Elenburg and wife BreAnne, Keili Gornbein and husband Jake, Kane Elenburg and wife Allie; 12 great grandchildren, his sister Nell Harris of Mineral Wells, numerous extended family members, and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers if so inclined, you may make a donation to the Wise County Animal Shelter in Possum’s name.