OBITUARY

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Sherman England

May 11, 1962February 16, 2021
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Lt. Col (Ret) Brian S. England passed away peacefully with his wife at his side in the evening of 16 February, 2021. Brian was born 11 May 1962 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Herman and Sharron England.

As a graduate of Heath High School in Ohio, his educational achievements continued as he graduated with an Associate’s Degree from the Ohio State University. He went on to achieve a Master’s Degree from Touro University International in California.

His prestigious military career lasted over 28 years. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he retired as a Lt. Colonel. His various positions included Commander of MEPS in Little Rock, Arkansas; Inspector General for the Benelux at SHAPE HQ, Belgium; Commander Chievres Garrison Belgium and a tour in Afghanistan as the Chief of the Joint Visitor Bureau of the 101st Airborne Division. Among his many accolades was being awarded a Bronze Star. After retiring, Brian continued serving the government as a Special Agent of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.

Being a Harley enthusiast, Brian rode throughout Europe and the U.S. and gained numerous friends along the way. In Europe, he belonged to SHAPE HDC. In the states, his annual anniversary ride to Eureka Springs was among his favorites.

Brian is survived by his parents, Hermann & Sharron England; wife, Cheryl England; children Torri Crouse (Andy) Scott Perrigan (Shelby) and Danielle Catlett; grandchildren Esme, Everleigh and Brayan; brother, Scott England (Amanda); sister, Cindy Demchak; nieces, nephews and cousins as well as his furbabies, Azura, Bella and Lunatic.

This honorable man lived a great life surrounded by a wonderful family and countless friends. His memory will be forever in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, feel free to make donations to any of the following charities: Patriot Guard Riders, Arkansas Chapter, V.F.W., American Legion, Combat Vets of Arkansas. Each of these entities have been extremely helpful during this time. We can’t express enough thanks.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Robert Sickels

February 24, 2021

Another loss of a good friend and great man. So many of my favorite memories include Brian. Rest in peace Brother. Robert

My condolences Cheryl and family. I wish you peace in your loss.

Robert

Marie Miser

February 24, 2021

Brian was an amazing man, not only as a soldier, but as a friend as well.
Best friend of Jeff Miser, riding side by side on their Harley Davidson on European roads. I will never forget your charisma, your jokes and laughter.
I hope you and Jeff are riding your bikes in Heaven.
RIP my friend
All my condolences to Cheryl and the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marie Miser

Michella Cox

February 23, 2021

We hilarious sadness we spent you first new years together while I un wittingly destroyed precious wedding ornament I love you cheryl as always and I cannot believe Brian won't be home when I breeze threw

Lila Wilkerson Sepulvado

February 23, 2021

I am honored to have known Brian and have many wonderful memories from my time in Arkansas. He looked out for my daughters and me and his daughter stayed with us many times. Brian always had a smile on his face and kindness in his spirit. I was so happy to learn of his marriage to Cheryl and their happy life they built together. And have enjoyed seeing the pictures over the years. I believe and know, he loved her at first sight! 😇 My heart goes out to your family.

Bill and Melanie Riordan

February 23, 2021

GBNF
Brian was a truly good guy who always had a smile on his face and would light up a room! We are grateful and blessed to have known him! We are keeping Cheryl and the family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Ila Dermanoski

February 23, 2021

They say the brightest lights burn out the fastest and now I believe it's true. Brian was one of the most amazing people I've met in my life and Cheryl and the kids just made him that much more awesome. I remember when he got "Frocked" (promoted early). Well, he got "Frocked" to Angel early as well, far too early. His light will continue to shine and the magic he left in this world will go on forever. I saw this poem and think it's perfect for Brian.
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Its all about the journey
Its the part that counts
Even when he gets there
He may just turn around.

He rides like an eagle, flying
All along the stars
It's all about the journey
Safe now from any harm.

Too soon he left to travel
Beyond where we can see
But its all about the journey
Forever riding free.

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Desirae Handy

February 23, 2021

I still cant believe it uncle brian was the most funniest most caring man and most honorable man ive ever known and it will definitely be different without him around i miss him so much and I feel like this is just a nightmare he was my favorite uncle and I will definitely cherish him and miss him uncle Brian I love you sosoosos much and just dont wanna beleive this 😭😭😭😭😭😭

Vicki Byers

February 23, 2021

Thank you Brian for your service to our Country. Thank you for being a wonderful father to Torri and a great example for my son, her husband, on how to be a great man! Watch over them, and our beautiful Grandchild Esme. She is lucky to have you as her guardian angel now. My deepest sympathy the England/Handy families, Torri and Cheryl, Praying for God to heal your heart and ease your pain. Rest in heaven Brian.
Godspeed!

Aleana Purcell

February 23, 2021

An amazing father who was so loved and looked up to by his kids and by me. I'm praying for the whole family, love and miss y'all.

Greg Peters

February 23, 2021

Man, I'm absolutely shocked at the news. So many good times. Brian was always just a solid, friendly guy that knew how to have a good time. I always saw Brian & Cheryl at Bikes, Blues & BBQ when we got to Eureka Springs almost every year, not to mention so many good times at Hardrider. Till we meet again, ride on brother.

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