Joseph Robert England | 1917-2011

Published Sunday, February 6, 2011

England JosephFuneral for Joseph Robert England, 93, of Greenwood was to be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Greenwood Church of Christ with Bob Ross officiating. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery.

England died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Decatur.

Born Oct. 11, 1917, in Greenwood to Felix Johnson and Danny Brewer England, he retired from General Dynamics after 32 years of service. He married Wilema Howard Dec. 24, 1941, and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. England was an aircraft assembly man, farmer, rancher and a member of the Greenwood Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Alma Allen.

England is survived by his wife; sons Robert Thurman England and wife, Janie, of Denton and Terry Don England and wife, Pat, of Ponder; sisters Nina Robinson, Marie Hill and Fern Mann, all of Decatur; grandchildren Wesley Don England and wife, Rhonda, Paige Wells and husband, Todd, and Joel England; great-grandchildren Randall England and Taylor, Tate and Ryder Wells.

Pallbearers were to be Wesley England, Todd Wells, Joel England, Harold Ray Robinson, Rick Duwe, Roland Walker, Wayne East and Frank Robinson.

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