James (Jim) English
Last updated 7/2/2019 at Noon
Jim went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 28, 2019.
Funeral service will be July 5, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph Daleo. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Jim English was born April 11, 1931 in Plaucheville, Louisiana to the parents of Henry English and Mabel Plauche. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Lorraine, and his three children, daughters Phyllis Hager and Jeri English, and son Miles English. Other family members include; Mark Hager, Kim Nettles, grandchildren Tyler and Kristen Hager, and Jonathan English. Jim was preceded in death by his grandson, James English and daughter in law Denise English. He is also survived by his brothers, Horace “Tick” English of Port Arthur, Terry English of Baton Rouge and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He served 4 years in the Army, while stationed in Japan he met his wife, Lorraine. They were married overseas and later moved to Texas. He went to Louisiana State University and Lamar University. Jim was employed at Firestone Petrochemical Plant where he retired after 30 years of service.
Jim was kind and gentle soul to everyone he met! His passions were reading, solving the daily word jumble, and Kentucky Wildcats basketball team. He was devoted to his family, taking them on vacations to Palo Duro Canyon, Nebraska, Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Pikes Peak, Colorado. After retiring he and Lorraine toured the east and west coast, as well as Canada. His hobbies included gardening, working in the yard, and jazz music.
If you couldn’t find Jim in the yard he was in his workshop working on some project. He was was one of those people who could build anything he needed and fix everything else. Jim had the ability to build piece furniture by simply looking at a photo of it. As a gifted carpenter and woodworker; he built 3 homes, kitchen cabinets for dozens of people, and bedroom and home furniture for his family.
Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.