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Richard T. England

March 21, 1931 — July 25, 2023


Richard  “Pop” Thomas England, 92, died July 25, 2023.

A native of Madison County, Richard was a son of the late Fred T. and Annie Inez Spence England. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce England and brothers, Don England, Robert England and Mike England.

Richard was an electrician for more than fifty years. He also had a love for softball that led to him coaching many teams over the years. One of his greatest joys was watching and/or coaching his two sons playing softball. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He, along with his wife, Joyce, served as camp hosts at numerous parks and campgrounds – Moccasin Creek State Park in Clarkesville, GA, Hart State Park in Hartwell, GA and Turner’s Campground in Cleveland, GA.

As his health declined and he could no longer remain at home, he spent the last few years of his life at The Oaks – Athens. His family is forever grateful to them for the care he was given.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 29, 2023 at the chapel of Lord and Stephens, EAST, with Rev. Morris Sapp officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from noon until 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Survivors include two sons, Steve (Kellie) England of Hull, GA and Rodney (Debbie) England of Athens, GA; grandchildren, Anthony (Mandy) England of Danielsville, GA, Andy England of Hull, GA, Whitney (Michael) England Sperlik of Statham, GA, Jacob England of Pell City, AL, Garland Louise England, Pell City, AL, Riley (Christina) Snyder of Flowery Branch, GA, Brody (Meshele) Snyder of Hoschton, GA; great grandchildren, Samantha England of Danielsville, GA, Addison Sperlik of Statham, GA, Grant Sperlik of Statham, GA and Miah Snyder of Hoschton, GA; siblings, Dorothy Holcomb of Milledgeville, GA and Rucker (Edna) England of Hull, GA; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Danny Hopkins, Lance Malaier, Tony Royston, Ron Williamson and grandsons - Anthony England and Michael Sperlik. Honorary pallbearer will be Andy England.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice at The Oaks, c/o PruittHealth Home First, 1751 Meriweather Drive #1A, Watkinsville, GA 30677.

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, is in charge of arrangements.

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Saturday, July 29, 2023

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