Vance County Sheriff Peter White told WIZS News that Tommy Ellington was killed early this morning at his home. White said Ellington was found shot to death on his property in the 1200 block of Stewart Farm Road east of Henderson.
White said the motive was unclear, although it could have been the result of a robbery.
Deputies had the property taped off Monday afternoon, and a black tent near the garage could be seen from the road.
Ellington was well known for his role at Quality Equipment, a local John Deere dealership.
No arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing.