Robert "Bob" N. England, age 90 of Inverness died on July 29, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County with family and friends by his side. Bob enlisted in the United States Navy in March, 1941 at the age of 17. During his 30 year Navy career he rose from an E1 to an E7 Chief Petty Officer by age 21 and he was a full E5 Commander upon retirement. Bob saw active duty in World War II and the Korean War. He ended his military career in the Intelligence Community at the Pentagon. Bob's second career spanned over 20 years in the banking industry in Citrus County. He was involved in numerous civic and community organizations including some of the following: Lifetime member of the Rotary Club of Inverness, Founding Director of Hospice of Citrus County, United Way of Citrus County, Founding Director of the Committee of 100, Founding Director of MOAA, Retired Officers Association, Founding Director of the Inverness Elks Lodge, Director of CASA, Florida Sheriff's Association, Homebuilder's Association, and a Life Spike member. As recognition of all of his community involvement he was named Citizen of the Year in 1989.
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Bob is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Mary England, sons, Rusty N. England (Ty), Timothy L. England (Dian Stokes), Chris W. England and step-son, David C. Caldwell (Tonya), as well as, 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The Service of Remembrance for Bob will be held 12:30 PM, Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the chapel. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Rotary Club of Inverness Charitable Foundation for the benefit of the youth scholarship fund. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 1317, Inverness FL 34451. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory
501 W Main St Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle from July 30 to Aug. 2, 2013