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Leonard D. England, 85, Breeding, KY (1935-2021)

Leonard D. England passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021, at his home in Breeding, KY, after a long illness. He was 85 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Charles Doolin and Bro. Doug Copas officiating. Burial will follow in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

Masonic rites by Columbia Masonic Lodge #96 will be at 7pmCT on Friday at the funeral home, and the public is welcome to attend.

Visitation will be on Friday from 3pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Saturday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

He was born in Dirigo, Kentucky on May 13, 1935 to the late Owen and Vernie Lee Pelston England.

Retired from G.E. after 35 years and continued farming up until the time of his illness. He was Cattleman of the Year in 1991. He was a member and former Chaplain of Columbia Masonic Lodge #96, a 32nd degree Mason for 42 years and a Shriner. He worked with Kosair Charities and was an avid participant in many children's charities. He was a faithful member of Wells Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He loved to tell stories and never met a stranger. He was a dedicated Christian, good husband, and a good father that will be greatly missed.

Survived by wife of 32 years, Bertha Dickson England of Breeding; 4 children, Teresa Lavender (Ray French) of Jeffersonville, IN, Tim England (Jerri Hack) of Louisville, KY, Cheryl Tarter (Kenny) of Columbia, KY and Teddy England (Tina) of LaGrange, KY; a step-son Doug Page (Tina) of Edmonton, KY; 9 grandchildren, April Brown, Amy Wilson, Terri Linder, Leonard Lavender, Bryce Gilligan, Jared England, Cheyenne England, Jenny Page and Sierra Page; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Lucille Troutman (Fred) of Frankfort, KY, Carol Roach (James Earl) of Louisville, KY, Martha Leach of Edmonton KY and Johnietta Jessie of Edmonton, KY; a brother-in-law Ronnie Jessie of Columbia, KY and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Falyola Jessie, a great-grandson Gage Wilson and a niece Becky Holsclaw.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Lavender, Bryce Gilligan, Jayden Willis, Riley Thompson, Dwayne Jessie and Barry Roach. Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Roach, David Jessie, James Ray Roach, Mark Dickson and Jared England.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Kosair Charities or St. Jude Children Hospital.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Leonard D. England, 85, Breeding, KY (1935-2021)

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