John R. England

January 4, 1940 - November 14, 2019
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> John R. England age 79, of Lima passed away peacefully at his residence at 6:37 a.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019. He was born January 4, 1940 in Waverly, Ohio to the late William and Kathryn Ison England. He married his wife of 57 years, Gloria A. Graham, his high school sweetheart, who survives in Lima.
> John graduated from Alger High School and Chicago Technical School. He played high school basketball and also played on the Fifth Naval District Team. He spent 4 years in the Naval Air Force from 1963 to 1967. While he was in high school, he taught Little League baseball and again when his sons were young. He also coached youth basketball and taught classical guitar later in life. John retired from Air Foil Textron and then attended classes at Apollo. He learned landscaping, photography and small engine repair. He owned Budget Auto Service and helped many low-income families with their car needs. He loved helping people, he had a strong faith and had been on mission trips. He loved golf, guitar, mowing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was always telling jokes that made people smile and laugh. He was a member of the Church at Allentown.
> Additional survivors include sons: Michael (Deana) England of Sunbury, Ohio and Chris (Jennifer) England of Findlay, Ohio, 6 grandchildren: Tim England of Columbus, Tyler England- U.S. Marine Corp, Trevor England of Sunbury, Jared, Emma and Caitlin England of Findlay, a sister Ruby Nickell of Dunkirk and several nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by siblings Sam England, Robert England and Jean England.
> The family will receive friends 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The memorial service will follow at 5 with Rev. Neal Whitney and Rev. Kelly Waltz officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to The Church at Allentown or to Wounded Warriors.

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Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: January 4, 1940
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Eugene Pitts posted on 11/22/19

Condolences to Gloria and all the family. John was a great friend and super athlete. He excelled in basketball, baseball, cross country and discus throwing. When John was about 40 years old a basketball team he played on won the Church League in Lima. He was still smooth as silk. He was knowledgeable of manufacturing processes and trained me to be an Estimator at Ex-Cell-o Corp. before the name change to AirFoil Textron. John was a believer in Christ the Lord and encouraged others to become believers also. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


Rekha Manakkal posted on 11/21/19

Gloria, Our entire family is so sad to hear of John’s passing. You all were like family when we were growing up in Lima. I’ll always remember the fun memories of tennis tournaments and just hanging out at Orchard Hill tennis club. We loved John very much and glad he is at peace. So sorry that we will not be able to be there tomorrow. Love Sudha, Jay, Rekha, Rupa and R.K. from heaven.


Stephanie Houston posted on 11/17/19

England Family-- You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and strength together.


Jonathan Wilson posted on 11/16/19

Chris, I have been thinking about and praying for your family. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Please know you are still in our prayers especially over this weekend.


Lisa England Hartman posted on 11/15/19

Gloria and family I loved Uncle John. He was a very likable man. I wish we could have spent more time together when I was small. It felt like you guys lived states away but back in the good ole days people didn't travel far often. The Uncle I know of today was funny and lovable. I will miss him even if it's just the time we spend together at the reunion. The last time I seen him it was just like looking at Dad. Him ,Dad and Sam I'm sure are celebrating his coming home. I love you Aunt Gloria and Mike and Chris. I am so sorry for your loss.


Julius posted on 11/15/19

To Chris and Family, May your memories give you strength. My prayers are with you


Dominique Herring posted on 11/15/19

My sincerest condolences about your father, Chris. My family and I have your in our prayers.