James Kellous English

James English

James Kellous English

Age 93

Graveside services for James Kellous English were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 26, at Dew Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague before traveling in procession to Dew Cemetery. James Kellous English was born in Personville, Texas in 1925. He graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1943, and enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. He served in combat as nose gunner and bombardier in B-24 Liberator aircraft from October 24, 1944 to April 14, 1945 in the European Theater of Operations. Battle areas included Rome-Arno; the northern Apennines; the Po Valley; Rhineland; Central Europe; Germany; and the Balkans during World War II. After returning to the U.S., he married Emma Jean Moore. They had a wonderful marriage that lasted until her death in 2002. After the war, they lived in Houston for many years, where he was in construction, serving as masonry superintendent on churches, schools, and skyscrapers. Their daughter, Judy, was born and raised there. Mr. English was a past member of Garden Oaks Masonic Lodge No. 1306 in Houston and a current member of Boggy Lodge No. 739 in Teague, as well as a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner. Following early retirement, Jim and Jean moved back to the family farm, where he enjoyed building their house, raising cattle, building fence, and baling hay – with some fishing thrown in for good measure.

 

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