Douglas L. English
Douglas L. English
  • January 19, 1957 - July 15, 2017
  • Longwood, Florida

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Douglas L. English, 60, of Longwood, FL, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2017. Affectionately known as "Dougee Fresh," he was a loving and devoted husband, dog father, brother, uncle, and good friend to many. Loved by many and he was known for his frequent and famous bear hugs and had a positive word for everyone. Doug loved his sports and his Denver Broncos, Detroit Tigers, and Montreal Canadians. He adored Sandy, his wife and best friend of 18 years. Second only to Sandy was Peyton, his female black lab companion.

Doug and Sandy resided in Cincinnati and Detroit before making Central Florida their home. They settled in Longwood some 10 years ago and quickly became regulars at Kiwi's Pub and Grill in Altamonte Springs, and quietly grew into the unofficial leaders of a close-knit group of the "Kiwi Family". Doug had a flair for fine clothing and it was not unusual to see him wearing a suit in the bar. His quick wit and sense of humor and positive attitude were always contagious.

Professionally, Doug's career covered over 30 successful years in the broadcast media industry, the past 10 years with Brighthouse/Spectrum as Senior Director of Sales. He was always a true professional and was known for his integrity and leadership skills. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, respect and exuberance. Doug will be deeply missed and remembered by anyone fortunate enough to have known him, worked with him or dealt with him on a personal or professional level.

Doug was preceded in passing by his parents, Richard King and Ethel English He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy; his sister, Denise (English) Lunsway and her husband Leon; nephews Landen Lunsway, Kevin Lyons, and Kyle Lyons; niece Grace Lyons; and of course his faithful companion, Peyton.

A gathering will be held in memory of "Dougee Fresh" at Baldwin Fairchild West Altamonte, 90 Weathersfield Ave., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 on Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. In honor of Doug, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite sports jerseys. A celebration of life will follow at Kiwi's Pub & Grill in Altamonte Springs.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Doug's name to Pet Rescue by Judy (Peyton's previous home), 401 Laurel Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, (407) 302-4497.