John David England
- December 3, 1951 - August 15, 2011
- Richmond, Virginia
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“Mr. England will be truly missed.His love and dedication to his family and students was an example all men should follow.
1 of 15 | Posted by: Eric Brower - Chesterfield, VA
“I have so many great memories of John from the Institute and the many classes we attended together. His attempts to run ummm pranks on the admin at...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Doug Payne - Corpus Christi, TX
So sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family.
3 of 15 | Posted by: Pamela McNeil - Richmond, VA
“Clissa, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope good memories and good friends will help to ease the pain of you and your family. JonDon
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jon Donnelly - Tichmond
“dear clissa and daughters,
may God's peace encircle you at this time and always.
love never dies.
with...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Bonnie Winston - Williamsburg, VA
“Emma and Family -- My thoughts are with you during this difficult and sad time.
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Parker - Richmond, VA
“To: Clissa, Elspeth, Leatha, and Emma
We were devastated to hear of John's passsing. It was too soon. Always remember the good times. John lives...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: The Afsharie's - Mechanicsville, VA
“To Leatha and the entire England family,
Mr. E was an incredible man and teacher. I know he will be missed by many, but forgotten by NONE! He is a...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Juanesha Summers - Cleveland, TN
“Clissa and girls,
I was so sorry to hear of John's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Distance makes it impossible for...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Doni Herndon - Lebanon, VA
“My deepest sympathies to Emma and her family on the loss of Mr. England. I am thinking of you, and I hope the coming weeks and months bring you the...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Michael White - Richmond, VA
“Mr. England touched our lives in so many ways.He gave Maeve a love for history as well as as being a role model she emulated. He was a wonderful...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Pat Talbot - Ford, VA
“John England was a great teacher and a great coach. He will be sorely missed and my heart and prayers go out to friends and family.
12 of 15 | Posted by: Matt Burgess - Christiansburg, VA
“I celebrate a good friend and defender of what's right with human kind. His accomplishments are noteworthy and will never be forgotten. God bless...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Dabney Oakley - Henrico, VA
“I am deeply sorry to learn about John's death, and words are scarce indeed to express the shock. May mercy embrace all the family.
14 of 15 | Posted by: George H. Donigian - Greenwood, SC
“He will truly be missed!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
15 of 15 | Posted by: Bess & Joey Kannan - Franklin, VA
ENGLAND, John David, 59, of Chesterfield, formerly of Hopewell City and Surry County, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Monday evening, Aug. 15, 2011. He was born Dec. 3, 1951, to the late Thomas Matthew England Sr. and Lucy Elizabeth Stainback England. John David is survived by his wife, Clissa Spratlin England; his three daughters, Elspeth Alma, Leatha Ellen, and Emmalyne Joyce England; his brother, Thomas Matthew England Jr.; two sisters, Lucy Elizabeth England Woessner and Susan England Lester; and many nieces and nephews. A beloved history teacher, soccer and volleyball coach, John taught at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in Petersburg. His dedication in supporting his students was second only to his role as a father who was very involved in his daughters’ lives as a coach and teacher. John shared his love of being a DIY person by working part-time at Home Depot on Broad Street near Horsepen Road. John graduated from Hopewell High School in 1969 and from Virginia Military Institute in 1973. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 214 N. 6th Ave., Hopewell. A service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at First Presbyterian Church, 1107 W. Broadway, Hopewell, where John and his family were longtime members. A reception will follow the service at the church. Internment will be at 2:15 p.m. in the Claremont Town Cemetery in Surry County.