Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Lucy Hermen English of Metropolis; one daughter, Carol Fiorentini and husband Joe of Metropolis; one son, Archie English and wife Shirley of Greeneville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jeff Mitchell and Joel Fiorentini and wife Lesli, all of Metropolis, Kimberly Wynn and husband David of Lucas, Texas, Darrin English and wife Holly of Paducah and Daniel English of Fulton, Ky.; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lynn Boyd and Eva Frazier English; and six brothers, Oris “Brownie” English, Clinton English, Lavelle English, Robert English, Wardell English and James English.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Russell Gilbert officiating. Music was provided by Russell and Malinda Gilbert.
Burial followed at Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Jeff Mitchell, Darrin English, Joel Fiorentini, Daniel English, David Wynn and Cody Fiorentini. Honorary pallbearer was Collin Fiorentini.
Memorials may be made to Golconda Masonic Lodge 131, c/o Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 760, Metropolis, IL 62960; Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 226, Metropolis, IL 62960; or Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 900 E. Ninth St., Metropolis, IL 62960.