Frank T. England 1934 -2021

SEBRING — Frank T. England, 87, died June 11, 2021, at Crandall Medical Center, after a period of declining health.

He was born on Jan. 12, 1934, in Corry, Pa., the son of the late Frank and Irene Heckathorne England.

He was a Licensed Optician and owner of England Optical Service. He was a longtime member of Windham United Methodist Church and attended Union Avenue United Methodist Church in Alliance. He sang in the choirs of both churches as well as the choir at Copland Oaks. A former resident of Southington, he and his wife, Kay, moved to Copeland Oaks Retirement Community in Sebring in 2012. There, he continued to serve by adjusting and repairing residents’ spectacles and sold Avon products.

Frank was a graduate of Warren G. Harding in 1952. He was a past Master and a 50-year member of Old Erie Lodge 3, F&A.M.; a past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ohio; a past High Priest of Mahoning Chapter 10, Royal Arch Masons of Warren Council of Royal and Select Masons of Ohio; a past Commander of Warren Commandery 39, Knights Templar; and a past Deputy Division Commander of the Grand Encampment of the United States of America. He was a member of the Scottish Rite of Youngstown and a holder of the 33rd degree for the Northern Jurisdiction A.A.S.R. He also was a member of the Morning Light Chapter 80, Order of the Eastern Star.

Memories of Frank will be carried on by his wife of 46 years; his son, Terry A. (Kathy) England of Cortland; his daughter, Lori A. Overton of Warren; grandchildren, Justin A. England, Nathan S. Overton, Michael G. Overton, Cara L. England and Jennifer L. England; great-grandchildren, Asher Overton and Kylie Limbeck; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Michael S. Overton; sisters, Barbara (Herb) Downs and Beverly (Jim) Funtjar; brother, John “Jack” (Anna) England; and special friend, Julie Clark.

Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive NE, Warren. Old Erie Lodge will conduct Masonic services at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home and Warren Commandery 39 and members of the 9th Division will stand Honor Guard during lodge services and calling hours.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at the Windham United Methodist Church, with Pastor Sandi Greeneberg officiating. Friends also may call one hour prior to the service at church. Services of final committal will follow at Windham Township Cemetery in Windham. A memorial service will be held at Copeland Oaks at a later date.

His family kindly suggests contributions be made in the form of donations to the Oaks Foundation, which is the lifecare program for residents of Copeland Oaks Retirement community, 715 S. Johnson Road, Sebring, OH 44672; Windham United Methodist Church, 9051 N. Main St., Windham, OH 44288; or Union Avenue United Methodist Church, 1843 S. Union Ave. Alliance, OH 44601.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Frank’s family.

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