William Bill English, Sr., 72, of Lumberton, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012. He was born on August 28, 1939, in Beaumont, Texas, to Ruth Allene Scurlock English and Richard H. English. He returned to southeast Texas after retiring from the United States Navy as an aviation machinist. After retirement from the Navy, Bill led a very busy and full life working as a police officer for the cities of El Cajon and San Diego, California. He also worked as a construction supervisor and a machinist with DuPont Aerospace. Survivors include his wife, Marcia English; daughter, Rebecca Brown and her husband, Royce, of Virden, New Mexico; son, Billy English, Jr. and his wife, Robin, of Morenci, Arizona; stepsons, Randy Worry of Houston and Gerald Worry and his wife, Gail, of Round Rock, Texas; sisters, Mary Lu Howell of Shreveport, Louisiana; Virginia Ginny Taylor and her husband, Dave; Margaret Peggy Joiner; and Dorothy Dotty Dewitt and her husband, Eddy, all of Vidor; brother, Johnny E. English of Kountze, Texas; seven grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and many, many close friends; and his beloved dogs, Maggie and Misty. He is preceded in death by his mother; and sister, Ruthie McMellon. A gathering of Mr. English's family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, at Broussard's 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Broussard's, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 29, 2012