Clifford Eugene  English


Clifford Eugene English, 86, claimed "Life is short," having lived it fully, dedicated to his wife of 66 years, Thelma English, and his loving family. He passed away, surrounded by family at Shenango on the Green in New Wilmington, on Feb. 7, 2019.
Born in Worth Township, Butler County, on April 30, 1932, to Charles Newton English and Olive Zuella Wimer English. He resided in Portersville.
Clifford served in the Army.
He attended Portersville Bible Church.
He retired from Halstead Industries after 33 years of service.
Clifford was proud of his family, often busy helping and sharing in their lives. An avid outdoorsman and gardener, he had a great sense of humor and loved being surrounded by his family. His door was always open and he was eager to share a good story or the bounty of his meticulously-kept garden.
He married Thelma Jean Cooper on Nov. 29, 1952. Together, they created a home filled with love and laughter and graciously filled the lives of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with countless memories of gardening, hunting, fishing, boating, many family celebrations and fun.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter and daughter, Karen Cline.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Thelma; sister, Patricia Wimer; daughter, Brenda L. (R. Bruce) Benton; son-in-law, Russell (Beverly) Cline; seven grandchildren, Jason (Jessica) Benton, Michael (Julia) Cline, Ryan (Megan) Benton, Jodi (Matt) Mularski, Jenette Cline, Adam (Melissa) Benton and David (Julie) Cline; and 10 great-grandchildren, Jane and Maggie Benton, Isabella, Madelyn, and Liam Cline, Campbell and Henry Benton, Parker and Sadie Benton and Audrey Cline.
A celebration/memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Portersville Bible Church.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.
Interment will be at Portersville Bible Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clifford English Memorial, Portersville Bible Church, Box 155, Portersville, PA 16051.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home.
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Published on February 7, 2019
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