Mr. William O. England, of LaGrange, passed away on August 24, 2019 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice. August 24, 2019 will always be remembered as the day “Heaven got Better” when God reached down and extended His Almighty and Powerful Hand to call our Beloved, Grandad, Uncle, Father and Friend.
Funeral services for Mr. England will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel with interment to follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 am until service hour at the funeral home.
William (Bill), a vibrant and extraordinary bright light blessed this world with his presence September 25, 1930 in LaGrange. William was the son of Charlie Manson England and Evie Lee Tucker England. William will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He was the kind of man that anyone would love to call Father, Uncle and Friend.
William was preceded in death by his Lovely Wife of many years, Billie Joan Donalson England; his Mother and Father; daughter, Debra Ann England; six sisters and three brothers, Beatrice England Pike and Arnold Pike, Manson Lee England and Mary Terry England, Detroy M. England and Ruby Railey England, Lillian England Davis and Roy H. Davis, Annie Jewel England Beck and Carson Beck, Charles M. England and Frances E. Turner England, Myrtle England McCloud and Horace McCloud, Ovella England Koone and Frank Koone, Mary Jean England Beck and Arthur R. Beck.
William’s survivors include five daughters and two sons, Billye Jane England Garrett, Carol Ann Estes Blynn, Kenneth Wayne Estes, Donald Gordon Estes, Karen Michelle England Nibler, Cheryl Lee England Bebernes, Cathy Gay England Donovan; grandchildren, Katrina M. England, David Ford, Meghan N. Quimby, Nathan Hammond, Jilly Hammond, Kristal Tepper, Josh Tepper, Edgar Blynn, Jackson Blynn, Kayla Estes, Tyler Estes.
William spent many years in the Armed Forces and served bravely in Okinawa, Korea, England and France. William was an avid outdoors man who spent many years camping and his stories are legends. William’s engaging and gregarious nature led him into mechanics and building maintenance repairs. He worked 40 years as a foreign car and domestic auto repairs technician and retired from the State of Georgia as the Service Maintenance Coordinator.
William had a saying about five things you can never recover in life. The stone after it’s thrown. The word after it’s said. An occasion after it’s missed. The time after it’s gone. A person after they die.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginsfuneralhomes.com. Higgins LaGrange Chapel, 706-884-7117.