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 Jess Willard “Bill” English

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Jess Willard “Bill” English

  • Birth 15 Mar 1920 Irving, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Death 15 Sep 2008 Meridian, Bosque County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Morgan, Bosque County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 29851312

Jess Willard "Bill" English was the son of Andrew Jackson English and Andrew Mable "May" Williams English, both of Irving.

He married Madelyne Lenora Reeb on March 15, 1940. The couple had two children, Darlene and Carolene. In 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in WW II. His family later joined him in San Jose, returning to Texas after the war.

The couple divorced, and he married Edna Carolyn Combs December 31,1952. The couple had three children, Mark English, Andrea Coleman and Audra English.

Bill served more than 30 years with the Dallas Fire Department. He passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. He was survived by his brother David of Irving; his wife Edna, his children, Darlene, Carolene, Mark, Andrea and Audra; 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters: Houston Marrs, Albert "Jack", Russell, Curtis, Margarite, Esther, Myrtle, Mable and A.J. "Jay."


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  • Originally Created by: Ruth M. Brown
  • Added: 16 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29851312
  • Elsie
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jess Willard “Bill” English (15 Mar 1920–15 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29851312, citing Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Bosque County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Elsie (contributor 48246833) .