George Thomas English Jr.

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George Thomas English Jr., 92, of Elizabethtown, went to be with his Lord and savior, surrounded by his family, Saturday, March 4, 2017, at his home.
George served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 and in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1946 to 1955. He was a veteran of World War II earning a Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon and a Victory Medal.
He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 29 years as a superintendent of car services and retired in 1986 as a groundskeeper at Fort Knox.
He was a graduate of Northeast Boys High School in Philadelphia and Philadelphia College of Bible and attended Penn State University and Calvary Bible Institute. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.
George was very active with First Baptist Church of Newton Square, Pennsylvania, where he was youth leader of Alpha Teens and a missionary of Children's Chapel of Pennsylvania.
He was instrumental in re-establishing the Ken­tucky Chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship International.
He is survived by his wife, Grace English of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Andrea (Scott) Sattler of Perryville, Missouri; three sons, David (Alysia) English of St. Simon's Island, Georgia; Kirk (Ashley Haynes) English of Elizabethtown and Matthew (Melinda) English of Rineyville; a brother, Wayne (Sarah) English of Minneapolis; eight grandchildren, Bailey Post, Ariel Post, Sophie English, Lisa English, Jenni English, Micah English, Makena English and Hillary Leasure (Kayce).
The funeral is at noon Friday, March 10, at Grace Heartland Church, 801 Pear Orchard Road in Eliza­bethtown with Pastor Jeff Noel and Chaplain Raymond Guenther officiating. Burial with military honors follows Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff and after 10 a.m. Friday at Grace Heartland Church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Source of Light Ministries Inter­national, 1011 Mission Road, Madison, GA 30650; Child Evan­gelism of Kentucky, 615 N. Mul­berry St., Elizabethtown, KY 42701; or Adult Missions at Grace Heartland Church, P.O. Box 2012, Eliza­beth­town, KY 42701.
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Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home
2072 S. Dixie Blvd.
Radcliff, KY 40160
270-351-3172
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Published in The News-Enterprise on Mar. 5, 2017
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