I served with Jim England as a member of R-28, Company K 75th Infantry Rangers. He was always interested in history. The details of his full and accomplished life are amazing. RIP my old Comrade-in-Arms.
Rest in peace Ranger England, You are and will always be remembered. My deepest sympathy to your family.
The world is less of a place without you
I was a student of Mr. England. He was a great and inspiring educator. To the family of Mr. England, may the love of God comfort you all.
We served together in Vietnam KCO/75th Rangers
RIP Ranger England
I served in Jim's unit as a LRRP/Ranger in 1969. My deepest respect to him for his service - and my sympathy to his loved ones for his loss.
Jim was, ans is, a great teacher and a natural leader. It was a privilege to serve with him at Richards Middle School. He always thought about the students first, and then the organization. He was tough, fair, kind, innovative, candid, and integrity oozed out of every pore! It's indicative of his character that he never spoke of those decorations earned in the cauldron of Vietnam. His legacy in education is not just what he taught his students, but the investment in them as people that he made every day. He gave the gift that keeps on giving...himself.
To the "Jim's" family it was a honor to have worked with Mr. England, He was always our favorite customer and after so many years of being a veteran customer he became like family, My niece was also honored to have him as her teacher one year and she loved him just as much as we did, he sure will be missed and it will not be the same around here without him. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Sincerely Bonny Haas & Cody Road Trophies
I served with Jim in the highlands of Vietnam. He was a good man and a good soldier.
To Jims family, my deepest sympathies for your loss. I served with Jim as a LRRP K/75th Rangers from 69-70. He was a true hero in every meaning of the word. May God bless and watch over you and in time ease the pain but not the memories of a fine man.
Very sad To Have Lost My Dad. His Love Was Unconditional, His Treatment Fair. He Taught Me A Love And Passion For Whatever I Might Do. He Showed Me By Example To Always Learn, Always Show Your Love For Those Who Count, And Always Make Your Mark And Tinker With It. I Love Him And Miss him.
Remembered the days on Harmony Church ITB - Jim had the 2d Battalion and I the 4th. He won the Brigade position, better man won.
Jim was a great partner to work with as an adviser for the Model United Nations. He provided the students at CSU and in the MCSD with an exceptional learning experience. He will be missed.
We are so very sorry to hear of Jim England's passing. I substituted for him years ago, on a Dec. 20th, so he could work at Model UN.
My son Alan, who received the first James England Excellence in Social Studies award, said this: "He was really quite an inspiration to me. I enjoyed history before he taught me, but he really opened me up to enjoying learning about different cultures and I still do. He was the best teacher I ever had in any grade...".
As I recall, Jim collected and built many of the computers in his classroom in the days before computers in class were common, and I imagine created most or all of his software. The kids really appreciated his dedication to the subject and his pure joy of it. His class was a special treat every day.
He leaves a legacy that his former students and fellow teachers will not forget.
Though we have never met, the bond between all Rangers is strong and I am saddened that we did not get know each other personally. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and we offer our sincere thanks for your selfless service to our Nation. Rangers lead the way; rest in peace MSG England.
As well as I can remember, it was not Jim, or James, not even Mr England. It was "Yes Sgt". Sgt England was more than a RANGER, He was a teacher of RANGERS, He was a Mentor to all the young lives he touched in Viet Nam . Many of the lessons that Sgt England taught to so many over there were not only lessons of survival, but life long lessons that have stood well into adult hood. Jim, I can say that now, was a man among men, He was Our Sgt. England, He was My Sgt. Rest In Peace Jim , We have your six. RLTW , Sue Sponte. Sgt Les Williams K Co '69-'70
A soldier's soldier of quiet demeanor, professional, admired and respected in the community of US Army Rangers. I am glad to have known him, honored to have been his friend.
I don't have the appropriate words to express how saddened I am by the passing of Mr. James W. England. He was one of the most influential people in my life. He inspired me to better myself, and to care about things greater than the small world I lived in. He was smart and funny and kind. I'm very grateful we kept in touch over the years, but I'm so very sad that I didn't get to say good bye. There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am today had he not been a part of my life. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones. He was one of a kind, and the world could use more people like him.
Mr. England was a wonderful teacher and I am so glad that my daughter was able to learn what he had to teach her in sixth grade at Richards. He was also a most awesome co-worker and leader at our school. He was a dedicated teacher and was an incredible example to us all, students, co-workers, and friends. He served his country and his community and his example will never be forgotten. The students of Richards Middle School, and the citizens of Columbus, Georgia, have been indelibly touched by Jim England's presence in their lives. Mr. England, you will be missed.
With deepest sympathy. I worked with Mr. England at Richards Middle School and a wonderful person, he was, my condolences to his wife and family. May God continue to strengthen your minds and heart,during your time of bereavement.
Susan and Family,
I am praying for you and the family during this difficult time. Jim was an awesome educator and I had the honor of working with him for many years at Richards.
Blessings your way,
Our deepest sympathy for the family and friends who knew and loved Jim England. Gods peace and love to you all.
Don & Jackie Rearden
The time and location of the memorial service for James England has been changed due to inclement weather. The new location will be Northside Christian Church, 9801 Whitesville Road, Fortson, GA 31808. The time, 6 PM will remain the same.
Only one of the best teachers EVER!!!!
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
You were a great educator. My 7th grade World Cultures teacher who introduced us all to Model UN. Thanks so much for all you did for our country, and for the students of Richards Middle School.
You were a great inspiration Mr. England! I will always remember the Model UN summits and amazing dry sense of humor. I was always eager to learn in your classroom. Thank you for all that you did, and for your outstanding service to our country. Rest in peace.
With Deepest Sympathy, May GOD be with you all.