Loren D. Englebright
July 18, 1930 – February 12, 2020
Loren D. Englebright, Jr., 89, of Pompano Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at The Woodlands in John Knox Retirement Village. Loren was born in Poseyville, in southern Indiana on July 18, 1930, the fourth of five children born to the late Loren D. Englebright and Lucy Holland Englebright. In 1977, Loren married Winnie Weldon Englebright, who died in 1986, and Laura Preston Englebright in 1987, who passed away in 2014. Loren was dedicated to his wives through prolonged illnesses until their deaths. He was also preceded in death by one brother and three sisters who lived in the Midwest.
Survivors include three loving step children, six step grandchildren, ten great step grandchildren and many wonderful nieces, nephews, and friends from throughout the United States and around the world. Loren loved his family and friends, landscaping and decorating his beautiful Coral Gables home, and traveling the world. He was a true, supportive friend to many.
Loren was raised on a dairy farm in Posey County, Indiana and graduated from New Harmony High School in 1948. Soon after, he was drafted into the United States Army where he served in the Medical Corps until his honorable discharge in May of 1952. Sergeant Englebright was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Soon after discharge, Loren relocated to south Florida where he loved the warm climate and sunshine. He cherished his home in Indiana and enjoyed visiting there often throughout his life. He joined Eastern Airlines, Miami, in January, 1954 where he worked as a supervisor and specialist in forecasting/reservations until his retirement in 1987. Loren purchased his “magnificent” home on Candia Avenue in Coral Gables in 1965. He resided there until August 2016 among loving friends who fellowshipped often at his home.
In his retirement, Loren travelled extensively, worked at Tiskets ‘N Taskets Gift Shop in Coral Gables, and volunteered for 22 years as a docent/guide at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. He was known for his fun-loving nature, sense of humor, being a collector of antiques and other fine items, his unmatched hospitality, and long, solitary nighttime walks on the avenues of Coral Gables. After moving to the retirement village, Loren made many new friends and was very active until a debilitating stroke in 2017. Loren lived a full, adventurous, and productive life. His courage and determination as he worked hard to rehabilitate were admirable and an inspiration to all who knew him. Loren Englebright was an honorable man who was loved and will be missed.
Loren’s life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on March 25th, by burial with military honors at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL. Attendees should arrive at 10:45 a.m. A Memorial Service, honoring Loren and other deceased residents, will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Auditorium located at John Knox Village, Pompano Beach. All family and friends are welcome at both locations. Reverend Darryl Powell and Dr. James Garretson will officiate. Kraeer Funeral Home At Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Pompano Beach, FL is handling arrangements.
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South Florida National Cemetery
John Knox Village