TSgt. James Kenneth "Ken" England, USAF (Ret.)

19 agosto , 194116 julio , 2021
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TSgt. James Kenneth “Ken” England, USAF (Ret.), 79, of Abilene always said he was, “Ready to go home when God called him”. That call came on Friday, July 16, 2021 surrounded by his family at Hendrick Medical Center.

Funeral Services celebrating his life and faith will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home 5701 Hwy. 277 S. in Abilene with Kevin Kennedy officiating. The family will receive guests for visitation on Friday, July 23 from 6-8:00 PM also at the funeral home.

Ken was born on August 19, 1941 in Oklahoma City to his loving parents the late Asa Homer and Jimmia Blanche (Greeson) England. He was the baby born into a loving and close-knit family. At a young age, his family relocated to Roswell, New Mexico where he graduated from high school in 1960. In 1961, he joined the United States Air Force which was the beginning of a rewarding and successful military career. While stationed at Gunter AFB, he met Helen Louise Watts whom he married on October 21, 1962. They began their life together traveling with Ken’s military career and ultimately welcomed three sons into the family.

As a child back in Roswell Ken accepted Christ. However, while stationed in Germany in 1978, he rededicated his life to the Lord. Then, he and his wife Helen became active members of Calvary Baptist Church in Zweibrücken, Germany. This included running a bus route, bringing many kids to Sunday School and Church.

He retired in 1982 while stationed at Dyess A.F.B. After the military, he began another career as a Broker Associate for REMAX of Abilene where he was still currently working and serving others. Once the family settled in Abilene they became members of Trinity Baptist Church in July of 1981 and have remained faithful members ever since. Ken and Helen were Sunday School teachers. Ken served as a Deacon, and facilitated a small group Bible study. He was also a dedicated member of the Abilene Society of Model Railroaders. He loved sports -- Oklahoma Sooners, Dallas Cowboys, but nothing matched his love and support for the Abilene High School Eagles. He will be remembered as a loving husband, provider, role model, and patriot. Just as importantly, he was the most dependable man his sons had to look up to. His love for God, family, and country are his legacy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Dortha Smith and Asa Lee England. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Helen L. England; his three sons, Ken England, Jr. and his wife Lola; Mike England, and Kevin England; two brothers, Ben England and John England; one sister, Donna Groseclose; many nephews and nieces, a host of friends, church family, and colleagues.


  • James K. England Jr., Pallbearer
  • Michael England, Pallbearer
  • Kevin England, Pallbearer
  • Travis Smith, Pallbearer
  • Jackie Breeden, Pallbearer
  • Michael Dickens, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    viernes, 23 julio , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    sábado, 24 julio , 2021

    Servicios previos

  • Interment with Military Honors

    sábado, 24 julio , 2021


TSgt. James Kenneth "Ken" England, USAF (Ret.)



25 julio , 2021

So sad to hear this. Good faithful family. Friends of my parents. Heaven is getting closer.

James Stark

22 julio , 2021

I have known Ken sense 2006, when I moved to Abilene. We worked in the model R/R club together, retired military family, and real estate. He was a great friend and he will be missed. Rest In Peace friend

Dan Fryer

21 julio , 2021

I had the privilege of being Mr England's mailman for the past two years. He was the nicest man and I always enjoyed our conversations. I will miss him but I take great comfort in knowing that he had given his life to Christ and that we will see each other again in paradise. Thanks for all the calendars Mr England.

Steve Mowery

19 julio , 2021

Dear Helen and family. Kelly and I wish to express our love and prayers to you that the Lord would comfort and strengthen during this time of great loss. We look forward to the Resurrection when we will all be able to be together again.

Julie Ferguson

19 julio , 2021

Will always miss Uncle Ken's smile and the way he loved his family.
Love to you Aunt Helen and Kenny, Mike and Kevin!

Barbara Kelly

19 julio , 2021

Ken England became a special friend through the years as he managed rent property for me and later as realtor in selling the property. I send sincere sympathy to the family. I pray that God will surround all of you with his Love and Care and give you strength, comfort and peace.

Amy Quintana

19 julio , 2021

We are deeply saddened to hear about Kens passing. Ken always had a smile on his face and was such a kind hearted man. We will surely miss Ken here at RE/MAX of Abilene. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to the family.

Romona Brogan

19 julio , 2021

I met Ken when I joined REMAX in 2008. He was, from the very beginning, so nice to me and always had a smile for everyone. He sure leaves a big hole in our REMAX family. Prayers of comfort for the family. I know his family meant everything to him and he will be tremendously missed here on earth but I'm sure he's rejoicing with the angels and maybe selling them a mansion or two. Blessings to all.

Samantha Severa

19 julio , 2021

Ken was a great man who always had a smile on his face and loved to make people laugh. The best time I've spent with him was taking my son out to see the trains. He would always ask when we were going to come again and how Jojo was each time I saw him. He was dedicated to work and also to his family. My heart is broken and I am praying for you all.

Connie Rose

19 julio , 2021

I just have no words. I know you are heartbroken. We loved Ken and know he's looking down from heaven. There are so many joys he brought to all of us. His joy when it's football season, his joy when it came to trains are unmatched! We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you.