Ernest P. “Ernie” England, age 86, of Mendon, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at his residence.
Born July 19, 1930 in Fork Ridge, Tennessee, Ernie was a son of the late Porter & Mary ( Smith ) England.
He married Dorothea "Jean" Young, and she survives, along with their five Children: Terry & Terri Jo England of Spencerville, Ernie II & Jessica England of Rockford,Pam & Scott Stachler of Coldwater, Kim & Rob Zizelman
of Mendon, and Joe & Vicki England of Van Wert, thirteen Grandchildren, twenty-one Great Grandchildren, and three Sisters: Faye Miracle, Eva Jones and Dorothy Partin, of Middlesboro, Kentucky.
Ernie was preceded in death by seven Brothers: Burl, Charles "Chalk",
Arnold, Earl, Harold, J.C. & Glen England, and a Grandchild, Ashley England.
He served with the U.S. Army in Germany from 1951-1954 during the Korean War, and was a member of the Harry J. Reynolds American Legion Post #191 in Spencerville.
Ernie had worked in the coal mines in Kentucky, managed the former BONDED Service Station at the corner of Market & Ash Streets in Celina, and retired from the St. Marys Foundry.
He loved watching western movies. Ernie's favorite saying was "10-4, over and out". He was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Ernie was truly loved, and will be greatly missed.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 1, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, with Pastor Rick Brosher officiating. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery,with military rites to be conducted by the Spencerville Veterans.
Calling Hours are from 1:00-3:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 31, at the Mendon Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care
or the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Condolences may be expressed at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com
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