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Ishmael Gerald English

June 30, 1922 ~ June 2, 2017 (age 94)
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Ishmael Gerald English, 94, of Eldon, Missouri passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 in Olean, Missouri.  He was born June 30, 1922 in Pike County, Indiana the son of the late Wilford Lee and Anna Murl (Hurt) English.  On December 31, 1949 at Littles Baptist Church in Glezen, Indiana, he was united in marriage to Sally (Wilhite) English who preceded him in death on May 9, 2014.


Sons, Tony English (Debbie) of Olean, MO; Barry English (Mary) of Decatur, IL

Five Grandchildren, Jamin English (Hilary); Laura Wirsig (Chad); Ashley Haupt (Tim); Airn Etherton (Patrick); Adam English

Eleven Great Grandchildren, Grant & Ethan English; Shelby & Jacob Wirsig; Abby, Ben, Isaac & Susanna Haupt; Rory, Adelyn & William Etherton

Sisters, Kathleen Barrett; Wanda Houchins

Brother, Dillard English

Ishmael was a member of East Park Baptist Church in Decatur, IL and attended the First Baptist Church of Eldon, MO.  He served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. He was a member of the 85th Division of the 403rd Artillery.  He was employed with International Harvester for eleven years and then for twenty-eight years with Caterpillar until his retirement in 1984.  He enjoyed restoring old cars and spending time with his family.

Visitation will be Monday, June 5, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Eldon, MO with the Funeral Service beginning at 12:00 PM with Rev. David White officiating.  Burial with Full Military Honors will be Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Gant Cemetery in Sharon Grove, KY with Rev. Tommy Wilhite officiating.

Memorials in his name are suggested to the First Baptist Church Renovation Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.


 Service Information

June 5, 2017

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Baptist Church

Eldon, Missouri 65026

Funeral Service
June 5, 2017

12:00 PM
First Baptist Church

Eldon, Missouri 65026

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