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William Nathaniel English

October 11, 1945 ~ June 5, 2020 (age 74)


Master Sargent William Nathaniel English, 74, passed away peacefully in his home on June 5th, 2020.

Affectionately known as “Rock”, he loved fishing, playing golf, spending time with his grandkids, and, of course, the Washington Redskins.  William was a member of Risen Savior Anglican Church.


A veteran of the Vietnam War, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal,  Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, Army Good Conduct Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, as well as the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.


MSgt. William “Bill” English was born on October 11, in Jenkin-Jones, West Virginia to Luther and Amy English. In 1963 he enlisted in the Army where he served as a Tactical Telecommunications Center Operator, Target  Acquisitions Specialist, and Field Artillery Senior Sargent in varies Army Bases around the Word.


MSgt. English was a brave and loyal soldier, as well as a patient and loving father. He met and married Terrie L. English while serving his country overseas


He is survived by Terrie, Inge and his sons, Frederick, Salathiel, and Stephen; his grandchildren, Evan, Evonne, Evelyn, Frederick II, Monet, Salathiel/Gibson, Cadence, Eliana, Gideon, Simone, Lia-Rose, Aminah, and Hunter; and two great-grandchildren; Marilyn, Frederick III, along with his sisters, Cindy and Babe Wycoff and a host of nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his father, Luther David English, mother, Amy Jane Warren, and his brother, James English.


A public viewing will take place at the Heartland Church 1025 Vance Avenue on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm.   Social distancing will be enforced.


 Donations may be sent to: the Downs Syndrome Society of Northeast Indiana (DSANI)

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June 19, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Heartland Church
1025 Vance Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

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