Survivors include; his wife, Marjorie Faith Grimes Ernst, of the home, his son, R. Matthew Ernst and wife Sarah Lorine, of Spruce Pine, NC, and two grandchildren; Bobbie Faith Ernst and Robert Morgan Ernst.
Graveside services were held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock, NC with Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard Conducting Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to; Mitchell County Animal Rescue 2492 19E Hwy Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
Henline - Hughes Funeral Home Bakersville, NC is assisting the Ernst Family.
Mitchell News-Journal 7/23/2014