Mrs. Sarah Ruth Coxwell Engle, 90, of Opelika, AL passed away Monday, May 15, 2023, at Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center in Opelika.
Mrs. Engle was a native of Union Springs, AL and lived most of her life in Opelika. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Opelika and she was a long-time active member of the Opelika Pilot Club. For many years, she and her husband, James Arthur (Jim) Engle, owned and operated a multi-line independent insurance adjustment business in Opelika, Westbrook & Associates, Inc., which serviced East-Central Alabama and West-Central Georgia.
Mrs. Engle was preceded in death by her husband, James Arthur (Jim) Engle, daughter, Janet Leigh (Jan) Engle Cumbie; mother Bessie Ruth Coxwell of Opelika and father Wesley W. Coxwell of Opelika. She is survived by her sister, Nellie Coxwell Boland of Opelika; nephew Robert Bennefield of Gulf Breeze, FL; nieces Angie Castleberry of Sylacauga, AL and Janice Helms of Hoover, AL; son-in-law, Marty Cumbie of Panama City Beach, FL; grandchildren, Clay Cumbie of Nashville, TN and Courtney Cumbie Jones (Tyler) of Columbia, MO; great-grandson Parker Engle Jones and great grand-daughter Kylee Leigh Jones of Columbia, MO; and a number of cousins and other family members including Linda Ambrose, Terri Silbis, Shirley Mullins, Rebecca Anne Coxwell, Willie Coxwell, Wendell Coxwell, Patti Walker Head, Mike Head, Steve Head and Lavell Head.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home Chapel, 1500 Frederick Road in Opelika, with First Baptist Church Associate Pastor, Cade Farris, officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm preceding the service. Interment will immediately following the service at Garden Hills Cemetery.
The family respectfully declines the gift of flowers and suggests memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Opelika, 301 S 8th St, Opelika, AL 36801.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory directing.