James A. “Butch” England

Published 7:03 am Wednesday, July 29, 2020

James A. “Butch” England of Port Neches, Texas passed away on July 26, 2020 after a lengthy illness. He was born on September 22, 1941 in Port Arthur, Texas.

Butch graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Port Acres, Texas in 1959. Following high school, he worked at Livingston Shipyard for 5 years, followed by 18 years at Arco Polymers and ended with a 25 year sales career with Mine Safety and Appliances (MSA) as a Sales Representative and Safety Coordinator for the Texas and Louisiana Regions. In that role, he was an instructor at numerous fire schools at Lamar University and Texas A&M University.

Butch was an avid lifelong outdoorsman that loved hunt- ing and fishing. He was full of life and enjoyed music and dancing with his wife, Jeannie.

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Butch was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #3743 in Port Neches, TX. He was elected and served two terms as a Board of Trustee for the Port Arthur Independent School District from 1976 to 1981. He served on City of Port Arthur Planning and Zoning Commission from 1978-1984.

Butch is preceded in death by his parents, Collie B. and Anna Bell England. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeannie. In addition to his wife, Brother, Gary England and his wife, Phyllis, son, Troy England and his wife, Lisa, son, Kurt England and his wife Kim, daughter, Kristi Abshire and her husband, Jaime. Grandchildren Mitchell and Gracie England, Tristan and Lani Abshire as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Melacon’s Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas from Noon to 2 pm followed by a service of remembrance at 2pm. Interment will be at Oak Bluff Cemetery.