Joseph Virgil English (AKA. JV, Joe) went to his Heavenly home Monday, December 9, 2019. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Joseph’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
SERVICES: Services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019, 10:00 AM, at Grace Community Church, with fellowship and reception to follow at the Roadrunner Mobile Home Park, 200 East 22nd St., Roswell, NM.
Joe was born March 5, 1930, in El Paso, Texas, to Joseph William (JW) English and Hilah Gray English. He was raised in El Paso and attended Stephen F. Austin High School and Texas Western College, now UTEP. Joe studied there before entering the Air Force in 1950. He was a salesman all his life selling meat for Armour and Peyton Packing Company.
PRECEDED: Those waiting for Joe in Heaven were his father, JW English; mother, Hilah English; 1st wife, Barbara English; sister, Margaret Bush; and son, John William English.
SURVIVORS: Joe is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann English at the family home; daughter, Rebecca and John Trujillo of Roswell, NM, Jim and Linda English of Glenwood Springs, CO, Teresa and Tony Pierce of Fountain Hills, AZ, Steve and Darla Shannon of Roswell, NM; grandchildren: Joshua William English of Denver, CO, Melissa Bergstrom of Albuquerque, NM, Eryn Frosch of Albuquerque, NM, Paul Huttenhower and Amanda Holley of Denver, CO, Luke Huttenhower and Grace Eshelman of Glenwood Springs, CO, Drew and Cathy Pierce of Phoenix, AZ, Shiloh and David Rhodes of Gilbert, AZ, Michael and Brittany Shannon of Roswell, NM, Kira Shannon of Roswell, NM; ten great-grandchildren; and numerous friends.
Joe and his family are members of Grace Community Church.
The family would like to thank Encompass Hospice, nurses and aids, as well as his wonderful personal caregivers: Penny Wood, Chris Hicks Jr., and Aurora Mayes.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, please send donations to NM Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 629 Portales, NM 88130.
Joseph’s tribute was written in his honor by his family.