Eldon McInnis, 85, of Brownfield passed away on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at University Medical Center in Lubbock after a brief illness.

    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Brownfield Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Titus officiating. Burial will follow in Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, at Brownfield Funeral Home.

    Eldon was born on June 21, 1925, to Augustus and Maude McInnis in Owens. He attended school in May, Texas. He joined the Army and served overseas in the European Theatre during World War II. He and Inez Russell were married Aug. 28, 1947, in Brownwood.

    She preceded him in death in 2004. Eldon retired from the City of Brownfield as an Electrician after 26 years of service. Eldon enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a gunsmith for several years. He was also preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Era, Melba, Ruby, Betty and Susie; a daughter-in-law, Jessie.

    Eldon is survived by four children, Eldon, Jr. of Brownfield, Carol McInnis of Ropesville, Wayne McInnis and his wife Karen of Woodward,Okla., and Cheryl Taylor and husband Bill of Ropesville; five grandchildren, Joshua McInnis, Laura Howard and husband Kodi, Jamie Titus and husband Jeremy, John McInnis and Jodie Beckham and husband Brent; nine great grandchildren.

    The family wishes to express their gratitude for all the concern, prayers and care received at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

    Online condolences may be made at www.BrownfieldFuneralHome.com.