Thomas J. Enniss passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Oct. 2nd, 2019.
Tom was born October 26th, 1952 in Murray Utah to Willard Dan Enniss and Virginia B. Enniss. He grew up helping at the family business Enniss Auto Service. When multiple sclerosis took his father’s ability to work, Tom, age 14, took over along with his brothers, all the while attending Jordan High School, then the University of Utah. He worked long nights and studied in between, earning his B.S. in mechanical engineering. On July 3rd, 1976, he married the love of his life, Connie Wright, or the Wright girl for him as father often remarked. When his new employer required him to move out of state he refused, choosing family instead. He spent the rest of his working days running Enniss Auto. It was where he was happiest over the years, working with his brothers, wife, and son. He took great pride in everything he did, especially his work. He used to say it has to be right because the Enniss name is attached to it. The smallest of imperfections were unacceptable.
As many will attest to, Tom was a selfless giving man who would drop whatever he was doing to help someone in need, whether it be repairing a car or simply dispensing his own brand of therapy for those going through tough times. He cherished his family and friends. When he wasn’t working he enjoyed camping, hiking, and random road trips to “wherever we end up.” He loved baseball, coaching his son’s little league team, and watching minor league teams like the Salt Lake Trappers, Ogden Raptors, and later the Smithfield Blue Sox. Three and a half years ago Tom was hospitalized with the swine flu. While there he suffered a watershed stroke caused by sedatives administered to him. His cerebral cortex was all but destroyed. He literally had to learn how to chew food again. A testament to his strength and determination, he fought with everything he had to recover. He believed he still had things to do here on earth. We are grateful for the extra years he gave us with him. He will be missed dearly. We find solace in the knowledge that he no longer suffers as he reunites with his parents and loved ones on the other side.
Tom is survived by his wife Connie Enniss, son Wayne Enniss, brothers Ryan Enniss (Kathryn), Dan Enniss (Paula), sister Odette Moore (James).
In honor of his life a visitation will be held October 11th, 2019 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at Anderson & Goff Mortuary, 11859 South 700 East, Draper, UT 84020, followed by a graveside service at 12:00 noon at Granite Cemetery, 2969 East 9800 South, Granite, UT.
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