Funeral service for Jimmy Thurston English, age 80, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Andy Irwin officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery.
Jimmy was born on October 28, 1938 at the Old English Home Place to the late James Cullum English and Jewel Christine Hazelwood English Barnes. Mr. English served in the US Navy and was a member of the West Fayetteville Church of Christ. He retired in 2001 from Copperweld and returned to his roots, farming. Jimmy was known as the “Molasses Man” and was a Goat Farmer. Mr. English was proud to live on his Eighth Generation Family Farm, where he was of the fifth generation raised there. He an avid gardener, earned many awards showing horses, and enjoyed cheering on the TN Lady Volunteers Basketball Team. Jimmy passed away on April 27, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty Jo Sawyer English; sons, Buddy (Cindy) English of Fayetteville, Tim (Jessica Moore) English of Fayetteville, and Jamie (Lisa) English of Flintville; grandchildren, LeAnne (Payton) Keller, Jedidiah (Crystal) English, Katilyn English, and Maggie Moore; great-grandchildren, Cullman Graham, Ellie Graham, Emree English, Bryson English and Charlie English; and special brother, Clay Sawyer. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy English Poole; brother, James Robert English; and a grandson, Jeremiah English.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Fund, c/o Betty Jo English, 12 Letha Thompson Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jimmy Thurston English.
Tim, Rusty and I are so sorry to hear about you dad. You will be in our Thoughts and prayers.
In my thoughts and prayers that all find comfort in God’s abiding love.
Sister Jo and family, We are so sorry to hear of Brother Jimmy’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers even though we won’t be able to be at visitation or the funeral. He was a joy to be around and know. Our love in Him, Wanda and Bob Williams
Buddy and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Buddy and family,
Thoughts and prayers for your loss.
Cindy and Buddy, We are so sorry to hear of this. May God keep you wrapped in his loving arms in the trying days ahead. Remember all the good years. We love you both. Stanley and Tina Emmons
We’re so sorry to hear Mr. English passed away. Our prayers are with you all.
Jeff and Lynn Gardner
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughs and prayers.
Betty Jo and all the family. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jimmy. He is as a fine man. Praying fo the family
Jamie and family.
God will help you thru all of this. I have u in my prayers.
Jamie we are so sorry for you loss my prayers are with you and your family
I am so sorry to hear this! Praying for his family and friends.
I am so sorry to hear that Jimmy deceased. I have known him and his family since childhood, growing up as neighbors. I’ve watched his Grandpa make molasses to give you an idea of how long it’s been.
Prayers lifted, asking for God’s comfort.
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. English. Prayers for all of the family at this time.
David and Lenace Vaughn