Funeral Mass for Dr. Richard D. English, M.D., 70, of Longview will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew's Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation Monday, June 24, 2019 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. in the Garden Court of Welch Funeral Home.
Dr. English was born to Lloyd L. Bill English and Mary Beth Chowning English on December 21, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas and died June 20, 2019 in Longview, Texas. He graduated valedictorian of the 1967 Senior Class of Wichita Falls High School and enrolled in Baylor University where he majored in religion and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his medical doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1974 and soon began a career as a medical doctor that spanned over forty years and included military service in the United States Navy as a Submarine - Diving Medical Officer and in the United States Naval Reserves as an Undersea Medical Officer. Dr. English pursued occupational medicine where he worked for The Boeing Company where he served in a variety of rolls from 1988 to 1998, ultimately becoming the Chief Physician at Auburn Medical Clinic. In 1998 he moved to Longview, Texas and became the medical director at Longview Occupational Medicine Clinic before he had to retire due to his health.
When not at work he loved spending time around the house with his family and cherished the time that he spent with all of them whether it was watching movies, reading books, or numerous trips to Disney World and Costa Rica . Another one of his passions was cooking meals for the family especially at Christmas.
Dr. English is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Beth Chowning English.
He is survived by his wife, Ana C. English; children, Richard Vincent English and Bianca Blair English; Father, Lloyd L. "Bill" English; and Brother, Laurence Pat English and wife Diane.