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John and Jewell England

The Englands

The Englands

John Thomas England, 70, and his wife, Jewell Blythe England, 67, of Glasgow, died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital.

John was a native of Barren County and a son of the late William Perry England and Lockie Catherine Abston England. He was a retired machine operator at SKF and was affectionately known as “Papa John”. He was a member of the Bearwallow Masonic Lodge, an avid trader in small livestock and poultry, and had many special friends in the trading business.

Jewell was a native of Metcalfe County, a daughter of the late Radford and May Muse Blythe. She was a retired employee of Carhartt. She and John were both members of the Immanuel Ministry at Legrande and were both living testimonies of their faith.

John and Jewell are survived by two sons, Doug England (Barbara) and Johnny Ray England (Leigh Ann) all of Glasgow; two daughters, Brenda Fancher of Glasgow and Bonnie Tas (Lorenzo) of Horse Cave; 8 grandchildren, Jodie Willenbecher, Mitch Cross, John Perry Ogles, Steve Allen Jewell, Jeremiah England, Johnny Lee England, Taylor Dayne Jewell and Rhea Ann England; four great-grandchildren, Cole and Cade Willenbecher and Makaylee and Makenzie Cross; several nieces and nephews.

They were preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Allen England. John was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters; Jewell was preceded by 6 brothers and sisters.

Additionally, Jewell is survived by one brother, Terry Blythe (Joyce) of Brandenburg; four sisters, Mary Brown (Raymond), Ruth Rigsby (Bobby) and Cloreen “Willie” Brown (Junior) all of Edmonton, and Sylvia Thompson (Billy) of London, KY.

Joint funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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44 Entries for John and Jewell England

  1. Debbie Britt Steadman says:

    All the memories I have of & with this family. I always loved Johnny & Jewell and there love for each other. He treated her like a lady. All us kids growing up together and going to school together. Your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you all..

    Debbie Phillips Steadman

  2. Terry Saltsman says:

    I worked with John for many years at SKF he was a good friend. Years ago he sold my kids ducks and geese he treated my kids like his own. I will miss him.

  3. David Welch says:

    I was so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of John and Jewell. My brother worked with John for many years, as my father did as well. For me it was always nice seeing John as a proud father out at the GHS football games watching his son’s play. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family.

  4. Margaret Wisdom says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.The England family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Jennifer Proffitt Cawthorn says:

    Doug ,Johnny Ray,Bonnie & family, I am so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your parents. John & Jewell were such kind people. They were the type of people you meet in life and never forget. I remember in the early 80’s when ya’ll lived off Cleveland Avenue and how your parents always welcomed everyone with a smile, good food and kind words. My prayers are with you and your extended family at this time.
    May god bless and comfort you in the days ahead is my prayer for your family.

  6. Ruthann Carter Sexton says:

    Doug , Barbara and family I was very sadden to hear of the tragic loss of Doug parents . Your Family are in my prayers and thoughts

  7. Felix and Crystal Martin says:

    Doug , Barbara and family you are in our prayers and thoughts.

  8. Barbara Mobley says:

    This was a couple who was deeply in love with each other, who walked like they talked, and were the best friends a person could ask for. They were some of the first friends I made when I moved to Kentucky, and because of them I can now call countless people friends. From the beginning, both John and Jewell opened their home to Dale and I and made us part of the family…sitting around the kitchen table eating Jewell’s strawberry cheesecake. When John learned Dale was ill, he came to see us immediately, although I’m sure he had a million other things to do that day (and all the other days that followed), and they were there for me when Dale went to be with the Lord. I got to spend several hours of John’s last Tuesday with him, talking about Jesus, him bragging on Steve, Taylor, and John Perry, swapping critters, visiting friends, and just hanging out. I’m sure I’ll remember that last time I saw him for years to come. The World will be a lot emptier without them in it, but we can take comfort in knowing that those who live in the Lord never see someone for the last time. My deepest condolences go out to their family and loved ones.

    There’s a hole in my heart where you used to be, Papa John!

    Barbara Mobley @ Ass ‘n’ Nine Farms

  9. Todd and Michele Williams says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your parents. John taught our oldest son Spencer many things about raising goats and chickens. Our kids loved going to their house to pick out more chickens and play with the goats. Great memories for our families, we will always cherish them. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Ruthann Carter Sexton and Isaac says:

    Bonnie , you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers,

  11. Roy Deckard says:

    Doug, Johnny Ray and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your parents. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. May Heavenly Father comfort you and may you find peace in the days that lie ahead.

  12. Brenda Reece says:

    So sorry for the lost of Johnny and his wife. I worked with Johnny at SKF for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  13. Lori Runyon Sloan says:

    Bonnie,John Perry & Family, I am so sorry for yor tragic loss. I pray that God helps you dring this time of sorrow. I know your hearts are aching beyond words. Please know you are loved & we are praying for peace for all of you.

  14. Billy Whitlow says:

    Johnny Ray & Family

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Billy & Sharon Whitlow

  15. Stonetta Bowles says:

    Have been out of town but wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you all. You and your families will be in my prayers!

  16. Rita Poteet Wilson says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Johnny and Jewell.I loved them, they were like family to me. We spent alot of times together when we were growing up.Douglas,Johnny Ray, Bonnie,and Brenda I love you all and if you ever need to talk my # is 6704990,I know they are in Heaven with daddy,Mike and my grandson,its a terrible thing but our Lord will take care of us,Tim sends his regards.

  17. Bradley Hodges says:

    I am sorry for yalls loss I will miss Johnny so much I tried to go to his house every thursday to buy or look at his chickens, goats, and ducks me and my two friends Charlie Bow and Aaron Bragg used to go over as much as we could and we all had bought all kinds of chickens off of Johnny while we talked to Johnny he was allways honest and never tried to do you wrong when you would buy something off of him one thing I can remember is every time we would be there we would allways end up at the goat pin and I started to really want to get goats….I will never forget Johnny T England…

  18. Eddie & Sheila Wilson says:

    I was blessed to work with John at SKF and to be on an Emmaus walk #47 in 2000. He was my Brother in Christ. Sincere love and prayers to Bonnie and all the others I did not know but because of John talking about his loving family I felt I knew them all.
    Eddie and Sheila Wilson

  19. Sherry Harper says:

    Whenever I think of John and Jewell I think of LOVE. He was my best work friend at SKF and he was just like a dad to me. Doug, Kenny, Lonna and I had so much fun and whenever Johnny could participate he did.


    I want you to know I am here, if you need me for anything, just let me know…..