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ENGLISH, Grover Cleveland II, "G.C.", "Geek", "The Bear, of Enterprise", Mt. Pleasant, died suddenly Tuesday night, Feb. 10th. 2009. Mr. English was 86 years old. He was the 7th of 9 children of the late state senator, Capt. Tom and Mrs. Elizabeth (Miss Betty) Nelson English of Maury County. Geek is survived by his daughters, Jan and Laurie, a son-in-law, two honorary daughters, his ex-wife, his baby brother, Jim of Nashville, his sister-in-law, Sue English of Enterprise, his first cousin, Bobby Wilhite of Columbia, and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and their youngins. G.C. was a member of the Hay Long High School class of 1940 and an alumnus of Cumberland University in Lebanon where he studied law. Mr. English was a veteran of the Second World War. Geek was married to Joan Marie Steve and together they had 3 children. He lived for many years in the Tampa area of Florida where he worked in the phosphate mines, as a chemist for Florida Portland Cement Co., and ran his own yard business. He was proud to be a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, The Methodist Children's Home, 51 Main Street, Enterprise, FL 32725, or the Wild Horse Sanctuary, P. O. Box 30, Shingletown, CA 96088. Visitation will be Friday, February 27, 2009, from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Williams Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. Folks are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 pm Saturday, February 28, at the Enterprise Methodist Church and to join the family afterwards at the Community Center. Condolences may be sent c/o Williams Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.

Photo and obit sent in by Mary Bob McClain Richardson 5 Mar 2009.