Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Billy Jack England, 24, of Cassville, passed away on June 17, 2011. He was born on Feb. 22, 1987, in Rogers, Ark., son of Billy Don England and Kimberlee Dawn Norris Greenlee.

He attended school in northwest Arkansas through his junior year and in 2005 he graduated from Cassville High School. At the age of 17, he began working in the funeral business and on the farm for Jim Fohn. He then went on to work for Glad Products in Rogers, Ark. In 2006, he accepted a position at White Funeral Home. During this time, he was also the owner-operator of The Cutting Edge Lawn Service in Cassville. In 2010, he accepted a position with Marck and Co. in Cassville and Rogers, Ark.

On June 23, 2007, he was united in marriage to Emily Jo Hughes, of Wheaton. To this union one child was born, Lawton Kole England. He attended the Wheaton United Methodist Church and was a Mason of Pythagoras Lodge #383 in Cassville.

Survivors include: his wife, Emily Jo England, of Cassville; one son, Lawton Kole England, of the home; his father, Billy Don England, of Cassville; his mother, Kimberlee (Norris) Greenlee, and her husband, Kelly, of Tontitown, Ark.; one sister, Kyler Dawn Greenlee, of Tontitown, Ark.; his father and mother-in-law, Rodney and Kaye Hughes, of Cassville; his brother-in-law and his wife, Joshua and Misty Hughes, of Purdy; grandparents, Buddy and Lois England, of Exeter, Oleta Smeltzer, of Derby, Kan., Wilene Norris, of Keller, Texas, and Don and Debbie Greenlee, of Tontitown, Ark.; and great-grandparents, Agness Smeltzer, of Derby, Kan., Mabel Greenlee, of Tontitown, Ark., and Dorothy Staley, of Newton, Kan.

He was preceded in death by three grandparents, Gary Norris, Paul Smeltzer and Donna Smeltzer.

Funeral services were held Monday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with burial following at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Cassville. Pastor Derek Harmon officiated. Viewing of funeral service is available on line.

Memorials may be made to Lawton England's education fund and may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home or Security Bank of Cassville.