Raymond Englebright, 94, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away May 17th, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones and under the compassionate care of Hope Hospice House.
Born November 2, 1924, in Shreveport, LA, he was the son of the late Harry Ray and Florence Elnora Englebright, who moved to Miami when Ray was about 8 months old. He lived in Miami until he retired, and then moved to Labelle. He was married to his childhood sweetheart, the late Evelyn Englebright for 25 years. He more recently had a very loving 10 year relationship with his “sweetie” Diana Carlon.
He is survived by his three children, daughter Linda Hooper, son Larry Englebright and his wife Pam, daughter Nora Hall and her husband Wayne, granddaughter Shelly Tigani and her husband Rudy, grandson Chad Englebright and his wife Amber, great granddaughters Samantha Tigani and Emily Englebright, great grandsons Bradley, Tyler & Dylan Englebright, Vincent Tigani, and many nieces and nephews, as well as his step-grandsons – Ron Lowry and his wife Kelly, and Bob Lowry and his wife Diane, and their families. He is pre-deceased by his brother Donald Englebright, and sisters Emma Wood and Eva Melton.
Ray was a man of many interests and talents. He loved fishing, hunting, boating, ATV riding, dirt bike riding, snow skiing. He was passionate about his workshop and loved doing projects including woodworking, welding, and mechanics. He could fix anything and build anything. Ray had a strong influence on his children’s lives and will be remembered for being a wonderful provider and the best Dad possible – someone they looked up to, was proud of and respected greatly.
Ray became an electrician as a young teenager, apprenticing to his father. He quickly moved up to office and management positions, and soon owned his own business. Englebright Electric started out with mostly family members – son Larry, brother Donald and his son Rick - and quickly grew to also include a heavy equipment rental business. He was a proud member of IBEW 349.
A memorial service will be conducted at First Christian Church of Cape Coral, 2620 Country Club Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33904, on May 24, 2019 at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33909 would be appreciated. Burial will take place at Miami Memorial Gardens in Miami, FL.