Published in The Moultrie
Observer from 11/20/2008 - 11/22/2008
Ellsworth Wrenn Sr., 91 of Moultrie, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at
Golden Apple Assisted Living Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Harrell
Faircloth Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy McDonald officiating.
Pallbearers will be John Click Peters Sr., Donnie Turner,
Buddy Lacey, Robbie Gaume, Tyler Wrenn and Hudson Wrenn. Entombment will
be in Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Pinecrest Memory Gardens.
He was born on Sept. 29, 1913, in Virginia to the late Mr. and Mrs. Milton
In the early 1940s, he began playing minor league baseball as a catcher,
but his baseball career was put on hold when he enlisted in the Navy to
serve during World War II.
When he returned, he resumed playing semi-pro baseball, which brought
him to Moultrie in 1947 to play for Jim Poole. While playing for Poole,
his team had a perfect season winning all of their games. He soon met
his wife Emily and they married in December of 1947.
Deciding to make their home in Moultrie, the Wrenns opened their
own business, Dixie TV and Radio Service. Once their business was established,
he decided to pursue a degree in education from the University of Georgia.
After serving the community for many years, he took a position as an electronic
instructor at Thomas Tech where he later retired to spend time with his
wife, work in his yard, bowl, and make crafts for the many craft shows
he and Emily attended each year.
In August of 2008, he was inducted into the Georgia Class D Hall of Fame
for his outstanding catching career in minor league baseball.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Emily Porter Wrenn of Moultrie;
two daughters, Georgette Wrenn and Jenny Lee Wrenn both of Moultrie; his
son, Milton Ellsworth Wrenn Jr., also of Moultrie; seven grandchildren,
Haley Varner, Wrenn Varner, Jordan Varner, Robbie Gaume and wife Dylana,
Justin Gaume and wife Cherie, Tyler Wrenn and Hudson Wrenn; and four great-grandchildren
Ivey Gaume, Emory Gaume, Christian Gaume and Cailyn Gaume.
The family may be contacted at 907 First St. S.E.Friends and family will
be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 21, at Harrell Faircloth Funeral
Home.Harrell Faircloth Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Please sign the online guest book at www.moultrieobserver.com.