Donald Eng

Donald Reid Eng

Monday, June 9th, 1930 - Monday, March 1st, 2021
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Donald Reid Eng, 90, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021.

A memorial service for Don will be at 11:00 am Thursday, March 4, 2021 at St. James Lutheran Church, officiated by Rev. Tony Bradshaw. The family will receive friends at Wilkinson Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 4:00-8:00 pm. Covid protocols will be in place for both the service and visitation.

The service will be live streamed on the Wilkinson Funeral Home Facebook Page.

He was born June 9, 1930 in Kings Mountain, NC to the late Mozelle and Robert Eng. Don grew up in Kings Mountain and graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1949. He was employed by Neisler Mills in Kings Mountain until 1956. Donald was married to Janell on June 17, 1956 and they moved to Concord where he joined Collins and Aikman in the styling department. In 1966 he graduated from the Executive Program of the Thirteenth Executive Group at Chapel Hill. For many years, Don served as the manager of Collins and Aikman Home Fabrics at the mill in Concord, NC. In 1985 he was named Vice President of Marketing for Collins and Aikman, Home Fabrics upholstery. As his career grew, he became well known internationally in the textile industry. He retired from Collins and Aikman in 1998, but he continued to consult with several textile mills within the U.S. and China until 2010. In his free time, Don and Janell enjoyed traveling with friends and family throughout the U.S and Europe.

Don was a long-time member of Cabarrus Country Club where he enjoyed spending time with friends and attending his daughters’ swim meets. He also enjoyed serving as President of the Country Club for many years.

Don was very active at St. James Lutheran Church in Concord, where he was a member for over 60 years. As a member of St. James, he served on the property committee, church council, and several advisory committees.

Don is survived by his loving wife Janell (Jo), sister Brenda Thomason, daughter Kimberly Haberman, and husband Scot, daughter Kelley Carpenter, and husband Jeff; grandchildren Sydney Haberman, Samuel Haberman, Casie Carpenter, and Jeffery Carpenter; great grand-children Annabelle, Hudson, and Hannah.

The family is very grateful and appreciative for the loving care provided by the wonderful staff at Mint Hill Senior Living and Hospice of Charlotte.

Memorials should be made to St. James Lutheran Church, PO Box 684, Concord, NC 28026.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wilkinson Funeral Home
    100 Branchview Dr. NE
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 4th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, March 4th, 2021 11:00am
    St. James Lutheran Church
    104 Union St S
    CONCORD, NC 28025
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Tony Bradshaw


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Posted at 08:58pm
To Jo, Kelly and Kim
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Phillip Wilson

Posted at 10:35pm
My sincere sympathy,
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karen basinger jones

Posted at 02:13pm
I have so many fond memories of Don. He was a very special man and I always thought very highly of him. He was always smiling, whistling or singing when he drove us to school in the morning or when he was working in his beautiful yard. Sending love and prayers to Jo, Kim and Kelley. Love you! Karen Jones ( or as "Big Daddy" Don used to call me Kooey)

Alexis Brombacher

Posted at 01:01pm
Jo, Kim and Kelley, I am so sorry for you loss. Don was a great man and was loved by many. Your family was our extended family growing up and I have fantastic memories of running out my front door, crossing the street and going in your front door. I remember the Christmas parties, the horse shoe pitching, the neighborhood cookouts. I was very blessed to have the neighbors that I did growing up. Please know that you all are in my family's thoughts and prayers. Love you all, Alexis aka Bunky

Alexis Brombacher Posted at 01:02pm

That should be your loss..

Kathy Carr Rickwood

Posted at 12:48pm
With loving memories of Donald Eng, may he rest in peace.
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