James Clayton English, age 74, of Crockett passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 in the Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler. Jim was born September 9, 1942 in Houston to parents, Henry Clayton English and Helen Elizabeth Weisinger English. He served in the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis on a submarine chaser the USS Brattleboro. Jim was a sheet metal mechanic, shop foreman, and welder in the Dallas/Garland area. He retired after working over 30 years for Texas Metal Fabricators.
Jim was extremely unique and loved gardening, cooking, photography, oil painting, and had a deep love for animals especially his dogs, Tater and Maggie. He was an elder of Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church.
Jim is survived by wife of 51 years, Glenda Gayle English of Crockett; son, David Clayton English and wife, Lara of Waco; grandson, Cody Smith of Waco; sister, Mary English Barton of Crockett; sisters-in-law, Donna Kay Vaught and husband, Jerry of Mesquite; Vicki Louise Sandberg of Colorado, Marsha Portel of Missouri; brother-in-law, Karl Douglas Sandberg and wife, Elizabeth of Forney; nieces Jennifer Sandberg of Frisco, Rebecca Sandberg of Dallas, Angela Lane of Crockett, Kathleen English of Missouri, Brandy Barton; nephews, George English of Balch Springs, John English and wife, Angie of Las Vegas, NV, Lance Vaught of Mesquite; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, other relative and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, Clayton and Helen English; brother, Earnest Raegan English; sister, Jenny Elizabeth English; brother-in-law, Jim Barton; nieces, Angie Jett and Andrea Roycroft. Funeral services for James Clayton English will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church with Brother Gene Kellum and Brother Rocky Hoch officiating. Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery. Family will receive friends for visitation Friday, February 3, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church.