Johnny “Rabbit” Engle, 60, of Smith, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 23, 2021 with his loving family by his side. He was born September 17, 1960 in Chevrolet, KY. Rabbit was a retired coal miner and believed in the Pentecostal-Holiness Faith. He was a devoted loving husband, father and grandfather and a friend to all that knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence, and Shelby Engle; his infant sister, Johnnie Sue Engle; his nephews, Curtis Wayne Rice, Johnny Lee Whitaker, and Thomas Engle.
He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and loving wife of 36 years, Susan Engle of Smith, KY. Two children; Kayla Engle and Neil Engle both of Smith, KY. Two grandchildren whom he adored, Elizabeth Ball and Jacob Ball; his six brothers, Jerry Engle of Pansy, KY, Jerome Engle of Indiana, Tommy Engle of Smith, KY, Tim Engle of Grays Knob, KY, and Tony Engle of Cawood, KY. His four sisters, Billie Sergent of Grays Knob, KY, Jackie Griffin of Corbin, KY, Teresa Whitaker of Loyall, KY, and Tammy Howard of Grays Knob, KY. His special sister-in-law, Dianne Spurlock of Smith, KY, and several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7-PM in the chapel of the Henson & Rich Funeral Home with the Rev. Spencer Burkhart officiating. Visitation will also be Wednesday starting at 5-PM up until the funeral hour.
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1-PM at the Family Cemetery at Smith, KY with nephews and friends serving as pallbearers.
EFFECTIVE December 14, 2020 by the Governor’s mandate, visitation and funerals are limited to 50% of our facility occupancy capacity. Face coverings are required at all times. Please use social distancing guidelines.
On behalf of the staff of the Henson & Rich Funeral Home we would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mr. Engle during their time of bereavement.
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