Nov 24, 1929 - Jun 7, 2016
Raymond English, 86, of Roseville, CA passed peacefully surrounded by family on June 7, 2016. Preceded in death by Eloise Elizabeth (Payne) English (wife of 51 years) and Elise Altavese English (grand daughter), his parents Thomas Early English and Samantha Geneva (Penn) English, six brothers and four sisters. Survived by the children of his first marriage, Rhonda English, Jerone (Lael Stabler) English and Ronald (Adrienne) English, four grandchildren, two sisters (Evelyn & Thelma), two brothers (Donald & Robert), and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray is also survived by Carroll (Mention-Grayson) English (wife of 7 years) and her five children, ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Born November 24, 1929 in Elbert, West Virginia. Ray enlisted into the U.S. Air Force in November 1947 at age 17. Twenty-one years later after numerous assignments and multiple citations and campaign ribbons, he retired from McClellan AFB at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. Ray also spent twenty-three years as a Federal civil servant and retired as a GS-13 in 1990.
All events will take place at the East Lawn Cemetery, 5757 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights, CA 95841. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. in the Chapel. Services will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:00a.m. in the Chapel. Internment with full military honors will immediately follow at East Lawn Cemetery. Following internment, a Repast will be held in the St. Francis Community Hall.
East Lawn Mortuary Chapel
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA 95841