Weyman Henry “Hank” English ’64

Weyman Henry “Hank” English ’64, passed away Aug. 1 in Kennewick, Wash. He was born to Stephen and Etta English in Sanford, Fla., on May 18, 1943, and grew up in Union Point, Ga. Hank attended Davidson and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Georgia. Later, he attended City University and obtained an M.B.A. in 1986. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1964, and volunteered to serve in Vietnam as an air traffic controller. He later was stationed in Japan and Tucson, Ariz., and served in the Air Guard. Throughout his working life, English worked in all aspects of procurement (e.g., buyer, contract manager, subcontract administrator) for Battelle PNNL, Boise Cascade, ICF Kaiser Hanford Corporation, Port Townsend Paper Corporation, Freightliner Corporation, Washington Demilitarization Company (Umatilla Army Depot), AMEC Earth and Environmental, and KSL Services. He had several other interesting jobs (e.g., building mobile homes, working in a motorcycle shop) throughout his lifetime. He was a hard worker and fun to work with. He will be greatly missed by many. English married Cindy Taylor on Oct. 28, 2006, while they both worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.Mex. Together, they and their daughter, Hristina, moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, for work, back to Los Alamos, and then back “home” to Tri-Cities, Wash. Most recently, English worked as a contract administrator for Lockheed Martin, from which he retired July 6. He had a lot of pride from serving his country in the Air Force and Air Guard. He was a patriot, a Christian, a motorcyclist, an animal lover, a father, a grandfather, a husband, and country music fan. He was a man who knew something about everything, and was conversant on any topic. Hank got joy from long motorcycle rides, walking his boxer dog, Winston, and taking firearms training out in the desert in Nevada. He was fiercely loyal to causes he thought worthy, but truly believed that we choose our own path in life. Hank is survived by his wife, Cindy T. English, 8524 W. Gage Blvd., Apt. 233, Kennewick, WA 99336-8241; daughter, Hristina; and sister, Dolores Davidson (George). From a previous marriage, English’s survivors include his first wife, Ann Howard (Bill); children, Hap English (Liz) and Lenore Hylton (George); and grandchildren, Jack and Sophie Hylton, and Lucy and Katie English.