Stephen R. Ennis

December 30, 1954September 3, 2019

Stephen R. Ennis, 64, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Stephen was born on December 30, 1954 in Louisville to the late Bill and Hazel Ennis. He graduated from Moore High School, was a member of St. Athanasius Church and was the Bass player for many local bands. Along with his parents, Kathy Ennis (Renee’s mom) has preceded him in death. Here to carry on his memory are his daughters, Renee Wagner (Ronnie), Amy Ennis and Jennifer Ennis Riggs (Scott); Denise Ennis (Amy and Jennifer’s mom); sisters, Brenda McGee and Elaine Smith; and his grandchildren, Ryan and Riley Wagner. Per the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Louisville or to WFPK Radio. A funeral mass will take place at 11 am on Friday, September 13th at St. Athanasius Church, 5915 Outer Loop. After the mass, we will continue celebrating Steve’s life from 2-8pm on Friday at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd. The cemetery services will take place privately.

This Will Be A “Band Tee Affair”


  • Hosparus of Louisville
  • WFPK Radio


  • Funeral Mass Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Life Celebration Friday, September 13, 2019


Stephen R. Ennis

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Deborah Veith-(DOYLE)

September 13, 2019

I'm so heart broken for your loss...I 💘 Steve,,,I was a groupie back in the day,,,My brother(Paul Doyle was his good friend,,,so I tagged along...i was secret admirer .very good friends...

Lindsey Shake

September 11, 2019

First, I want to say I’m beyond sorry to his daughters, his family, and friends, and that I’m praying for strength and support during this time. It’s been hard for me to know what to say or how to say it. I moved to Goins just shy of 3 yrs ago. Before that, I was coming over here caring for my grandma, and that’s when I met Steve. I then moved in to stay in Dec2017. He was my neighbor, but he also was my friend. For the last 2 years, I saw Steve almost daily for a hi or just a quick chat, because we also parked next to each other. However, we also talked at length so many times...outside, in the parking lot, even on the phone and most of those times would turn into hours as two people shared about their lives, their families, music, and so much more. He brought joy into my life daily. Seeing his smile, his happy wave, and hearing “hey how ya doin” always cheered me up on my worst days and slowed me down on the days I felt too busy. I used to listen to him play bass next door for hours. Sometimes it even helped me get a quick nap. It was comforting believe it or not. We play music out and so we have that commonality. We also watched out for each other and kept each other aware of the nosey gossips in the neighborhood set on peeing in everyone’s Cheerios. You couldn’t get Steve down though. He was the happiest guy in the complex and he made such a difference in our lives in such a short period. Like I said, he was my friend, and I loved him. I was devastated to hear the news in July one evening after a show. He sat in the parking lot in his car so I checked on him, & he ended up sharing everything. I spent a few hours that night just talking with him. It’s a night I won’t forget. The happiest man on earth was sad, but by the end of our night, he had cheered up. I want to always remember him him this way. With his Kroger recycling bags in his hand, a smile on his face, and love to share. I will miss my friend more than ever. I never thought he would leave so soon.

Karen Loy

September 9, 2019

I worked with Steve for several years at UPS … He was definitely one of the nicest guys I've ever met and worked with...always so kind and to talk to and just an all around great guy! I will be praying for the family.

Kristie Davis-Barnes

September 9, 2019

My condolences to the family. I worked with Steve at UPS and he was such a gentle soul, with a kind smile and sweet spirit. May God surround you with his angels of peace during this very difficult time. I am in Atlanta now, so I won't be able to attend but I will be thinking and praying for you during this time.


Tim Stemmle

September 8, 2019

So sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. He worked for me in the 90’s. He was a good hearted man, friendly and courteous to us and to our customers. Steve was good at problem solving and was excellent at his profession.
My condolences to his family for their loss.

Tim Stemmle

Robin Johnson

September 8, 2019

I'm sorry to learn of Steve's passing. We were friends and neighbors as well as classmates at Moore H.S. I have fond memories of going over his family's house and listening to his band practice in the garage. He was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by everyone he touched. My condolences to his family at this sad time.

Donna Gonzalez Thomas

September 7, 2019

Steve was a good friend of Tony Gonzalez. I remember a lot of Sunday visits to the Ennis home. Mr. Ennis, Steve & Tony would talk music and the good times they had in bands. Steve and family were so welcoming. This was many years ago but the memories of Steve’s kind heart will always be remembered. Steve and Tony can play together again in heaven. RIP