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Roy L. English

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Roy L. English

Murray - Mr. Roy L. English, age 87, of Murray, Kentucky died on Friday, January 04, 2019 at Hickory Woods Senior Living Community in Murray.

Mr. English was born in Paducah, Kentucky on October 3, 1931 to the late Roy C. English and Cora Belle (Rudolph) English. Mr. English a retired pharmacist, founder of Murray Drug Corporation and co-founder of Major Pharmaceuticals. He was a graduate of the Augusta Tilghman Class of 1949 and earned his Pharmacy Degree from the University of Kentucky. Mr. English was a member of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, U.K. Chapter, the Kentucky Pharmaceutical Association and the USS John W. Weeks DD-701 Association. Mr. English was also a United States Navy Veteran serving in the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, Mr. English was preceded in death by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe D. English and his wife Tula and Rev. Don W. English and his wife Dot; and a brother-in-law, Phil Allen.

Mr. English is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Allen) English of Murray, whom he married on April 7, 1980 in Bessemer, Alabama; two daughters, Lisa K. English and husband Tinley of Los Angeles, California and Dana (English) Henry and husband Doug of Murray, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Drew Henry and wife Jennifer and Meghan (Henry) Bryson and husband Nicholas all of Louisville, Kentucky; two great-grandchildren, Caroline and Louisa Henry both of Louisville, Kentucky; nephew, R. Keith English and wife Linda of Paducah, Kentucky, nieces, Nancye Joe Thompson and husband David of Paducah, Kentucky, Lori Vining and husband Doug of Bessemer, Alabama, Karen Crawford and husband Dan of Yuba City, California, Donna O'Conner and husband Pat of LaPorte, Texas, Mary DeSimone and husband Louie of Chicago, Illinois, Elizabeth Allen of Decatur, Alabama, Emily (Allen) Robertson and husband Wesley of Springhill, Tennessee, Jennifer O'Reilly and husband Arnold of Hardinsburg, Kentucky, Shannon Tabor and husband Estil of Hardinsburg, Kentucky and Kristi Zoller and husband Jebb of Columbia, South Carolina; as well as sisters-in-law, Carol Allen of Murray, Kentucky and Maura A. Armes and husband John of Hardinsburg, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Butch Seargent officiating. A Private family burial will follow at a later date. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the following: Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, SW, Lilburn, Georgia 30047 or Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or to the Thoroughbred Race Track Chaplaincy of America, 2365 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40504.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 6, 2019
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